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Clouds hamper Ironwood eclipse viewing

 

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A crowd gathered at the Ironwood Carnegie Library Monday to get a look at the solar eclipse. Alex Hunt, 13, left and Joey Lauzon, 10, use special glasses designed to protect their eyes to look at the sun. See more Eclipse coverage on page 5.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - Even though the overcast sky limited the ability to view Monday's solar eclipse, residents packed the Ironwood Carnegie Library's back lawn for a chance to catch a glimpse through the clouds.

Over 150 people were estimated to have attended the library's eclipse watching event, forcing attendees to share the special glasses needed to allow people to look at the sun without damaging their eyes.

"We are very pleased with the turnout," Library Director Lynne Wiercinski said. "I don't think we expected to have quite so many people, but we...



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