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August 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse Over New Hampshire: It Will Be Partial With Clear Skies.

by Anura Guruge


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Tentative 7-day forecast from wunderground.com. This could change. Right now it looks GOOD.


First and foremost, we, in New Hampshire, will NOT see the full total solar eclipse.

The total eclipse is only going to be visible south, southwest and west of us — in places like South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming etc.

We will ONLY see a partial 62% coverage solar eclipse. But, even that should be fun.

It will start at 1:27pm and end at 3:57pm. So a 2.5 hour show with maximum coverage, i.e., 62%, at 2:45pm.

Right now the weather forecast for Monday, August 21, 2017 calls for clear skies. So that is good — but that can change.

You really should get some proper eclipse glasses for this. I have ordered these from Amazon.

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Flowers Of Woods Hole, Mass. Part I — August 9, 2017.

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Anura Guruge Woods Hole flowers Massachusetts Sony a7 II August 23 2017






Another delightful (and quintessential) New England coastal town (maybe a village in this case) with an abundance of glorious flowers. Bustling place, a ferry hub for Martha’s Vineyard. Took the $2 trolley bus from Falmouth, MA for our first visit because I did not want to contend with the parking. Think it was the right decision. Drove down in the evening and lucked out with the parking.

Enjoy.


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Flowers Alton & New Durham, New Hampshire — August 6, 2017.

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It is nice that we still have flowers given that folks have now started talking about the Summer coming to an end now that we are in August. Some of these I took in our yard. The others in New Durham.

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Monday’s, i.e., August 7, 2017, Partial Lunar Eclipse Will NOT Be Visible From New Hampshire — Or Anywhere In The USA.

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From ‘Time and Date’ at:www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/. Click to ENLARGE. Note it is NOT visible from anywhere in the USA — let alone New Hampshire.


The amount of the Moon that will be in SHADOW as it passes through shadow cast by Earth. Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_2017_lunar_eclipse


Do NOT confuse this August 7 – 8, 2017 partial Lunar eclipse with the BIG ONE — the August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse. That is a totally different kettle of fish. Yes, that will be visible in New Hampshire. More on that once we get past this one since there will be lots of confusion.


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“Huggins Fair 2017”, Wolfeboro, N.H. Will Be On Friday, August 4 & Saturday, August 5.

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Note, it is, by tradition, strictly a Friday & Saturday event; first Friday of August, rain, shine, hail or hurricane. If you go on Sunday all you will find these days are empty tents. Up until 6 – 7 years ago the huge book tent would still have all the unsold books in it and you were encouraged to take as many away — for free. Now they have exchange students from abroad, staying at Brewster over the Summer, come and clear the books away Saturday night.

Unless it is beyond torrential rains we will be there late on Saturday, as we always are — even in heavy downpours.

See you there.


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‘Bella Winni Salon’, By Jessica Rothwell, The Premier Hair Salon In The Alton [NH] Area.

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I have known Jessica as of last year; she was one of my first ‘students’ at Wolfeboro Adult Education. She was already well into visualizing this salon at the time. 

She has done an AMAZING job. It is blinking beautiful. I don’t think I have ever seen a more visually congenial hair salon in my life (and I have bummed around quite a few cities in the world). I am sure there is nothing like it around here. Jessica is also extremely good at what she does, very dedicated and conscientious.

She asked me to do this Website for her because she, as she should be, is swamped. The salon is already doing very well though it only opened last month.

Read it about it in ‘The Baysider‘.

Enlarge and read here. From the June 22, 2017 issue of ‘The Baysider’.


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Does Alton, New Hampshire Really Need 3 Bandstands Within 200 Yards?

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Alton flowers Summer 2017 Anura Guruge Sony a7 II New Hampshire



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Alton has, historically, had two bandstands — one very serviceable one (especially after it had significant maintenance work done during the winter), quite cutely, in the middle of the bay.  The top two pictures.

Then this weekend I saw that the ‘Alton Bay Christian Conference Center‘, across the road, had put up their own — diagonally across from the main bandstand. Looks incongruous, if not downright strange. After seeing it I have come to the conclusion that it is indeed possible to have too many bandstands close together. Yes, maybe the Conference Center thinks of theirs as a gazebo. Possible. Just looks out of place. How they got planning permission baffles me.


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