Granite Staters enjoy the solar eclipse through telescopes, glasses and homemade viewers
Written by Brooke Coupal on .
CONCORD — Four-year-old Charlee Sartorelli placed her eclipse shades over her eyes, looked at the sun and beamed a huge smile. She is just one of the many who stepped outside to view the solar eclipse that traveled across the United States Monday.
From around 1:30 to 4 p.m., the moon gradually passed between the earth and sun, blocking sunlight from reaching the earth.
Residents flocked to White Park in Concord to get their eclipse shades that Dominos donated to Concord Parks and Recreation.
Eight-year-old twins Andrew and Anastasia Turgeon along with 10-year-old Morgan Kittredge said they were all lucky to score some last-minute glasses that are used to protect their eyes from the sun's bright rays.
"I went to rocket camp and they sold 50 glasses; they were out in an hour," Andrew Turgeon said.
Others traveled to McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center to use their telescopes to get a closer look of the eclipse. Some even made their own solar eclipse viewers.
"It's a pretty amazing and rare event to see and it's just always neat to see things like this with your own eyes," said Janet Whetmough who went to the discovery center to share this experience with others.
Granite Staters saw over 60 percent of the sun eclipsed, while other parts of the country witnessed a full eclipse.
Taken in Concord, New Hampshire