Solar eclipse a thrilling science lesson for Girl Scouts

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BRICK — Girl Scouts from throughout the Jersey Shore converged at Windward Beach Park Monday afternoon to witness a rare celestial event: a total solar eclipse.

Armed with protective paper glasses and viewers constructed from Girl Scout Cookie boxes, 125 girl scouts Manasquan to Point Pleasant, Neptune to Wall Township took the park, eager to witness the moon pass between the sun and the earth — an event that has not happened since 1979, according to NASA’s website.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a rare astronomical events,” said Manasquan Troop 1918 leader Leah Yasenchak, who brought her scouts along to Windward Beach Park to witness the eclipse.

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