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You only have to wait seven years to see the next eclipse, ICYMI

If you missed this afternoon’s eclipse, don’t fret: There’s gonna be another one in less than a decade, which is a much better than the 38-year gap that preceded today’s.

The Washington Post‘s graphics department pulled together this nifty little image showing which states will see the next eclipse, which will take place in seven years. The good news is we’ll be much closer to its path, which should make for even better viewing.

At its peak, the eclipse eclipsed all productivity at the Valley News

Valley News Publisher Dan McClory, left, and Editor Martin Frank take a look at the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Valley News office in West Lebanon, N.H.

Valley News Publisher Dan McClory, left, and Editor Martin Frank take a look at the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Valley News office in West Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen)

Valley News cops and courts reporter Jordan Cuddemi views the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Valley News office in West Lebanon, N.H.

Valley News cops and courts reporter Jordan Cuddemi views the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Valley News office in West Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen)

Valley News night editor Amanda Newman takes a peek at the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Valley News office in West Lebanon, N.H.

Valley News Night Editor Amanda Newman (hey, it’s me!) watches the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Valley News office in West Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen)

In case you hadn’t heard, there was a solar eclipse today.

And while the Upper Valley wasn’t in the path of totality, it was still pretty cool to see (with protective eyewear, of course).

Not ones to miss a historic news event, Valley News employees gathered out on the lawn to catch a glimpse.

Meanwhile, in Burlington, Seven Days writer and Editor Paul Heintz took to Twitter to document that staff’s viewing party, which was not unlike our own.

Eclipse-watching events in the Upper Valley for Monday afternoon’s big event

Kay Wyatt in her observatory. (Steven Wyatt photograph)

If you can’t be like Kam Wyatt, who moved to Depoe Bay, Ore., 15 years ago to be in the the path of Monday’s solar eclipse, then here are some local locations where there will be public viewing parties, courtesy of the Valley Calendar.

Added to this list on Monday:

As a reminder:

Plus, some new stuff I learned recently, about maintaining the safety of your dogs …

 

 

… and cameras.

Have fun, y’all!

 

Bonnie Tyler will sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ during the eclipse

Yaaaaaaaaas.

Total Eclipse of the Heart singer Bonnie Tyler will perform her most-famous song on Monday during the solar eclipse. She will sing the song (which is iconic, tbh) at sea, aboard a Royal Caribbean ship, according to Buzzfeed News.

I’ve always said I’ll know I’ve met my soulmate when I find someone who willingly sings the Bright Eyes parts while I do my best Tyler impression. This song is a timeless classic.

Try to watch the eclipse on Monday without hearing this song in your head, I dare you. Or just watch the original music video above and try not to belt it out.