Total Solar Eclipse 2017 from Cape Cod

On Monday August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse that will cross the continental USA.

First, here’s a map to show you the entire path across the continental U.S.:
You want to be somewhere in the dark band on eclipse day!

I live on Cape Cod, MA and one of the towns near me is Provincetown, Ma. It’s about 20 miles north of my location. I found a website that shows some great info if you want to view the eclipse from Cape Cod.

August 21, 2017 — Total Solar Eclipse — Provincetown


The Stages and times of the eclipse are outlined below. All times are local time (EDT) for Provincetown.

Time Phase Direction Altitude
1:30 pmMon, Aug 21 Partial Eclipse beginsThe Moon touches the Sun’s edge. Map direction South-southwest202°


2:48 pmMon, Aug 21 Maximum EclipseMoon is closest to the center of the Sun. Map direction Southwest231°


4:00 pmMon, Aug 21 Partial Eclipse endsThe Moon leaves the Sun’s edge. Map direction West-southwest249°



Protect Your Eyes! Find out how to safely watch solar eclipses here

Never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. You can seriously hurt your eyes, and even go blind.

This blog post is for the sole purpose of sharing information and not intended to give professional advice on the subject.

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Popcorn, candy, chocolate support BSA Pack 83 & U.S. Military

It’s that time of year again . . . Boy Scout Popcorn sales by Trail’s End.

Hello friends, My name is Steve Mulligan. I am the (UC) Unit Commissioner for Pack 83 in Eastham, MA. I am asking for your support by buying some Boy Scout Popcorn by Trail’s End. This is my first year selling popcorn. I want to help my Pack and the Cape Cod and Islands Council. Trail’s End has PopcornCandyCoffee and Gifts to our US Military.

If you’re a scout or leader and want to learn more about how to sell online, use Trail’s End marketing tools. All of the selling tools you’ll need for your Trail’s End Popcorn Sale.
Go to my Pinterest page for my Boy Scout Popcorn pins for the tools to sell popcorn.


$55.00        Sweet & Cheesy Trio Tin

$50.00        Movie Theater Butter Microwave Popcorn – 40 pack

$35.00        Aged White Cheddar Popcorn – 2 Bags

$30.00        Movie Theater Butter Microwave Popcorn – 24 pack

$30.00         Salted Carmel Popcorn with Sea Salt

$20.00         Simply Salted Popcorn – 2 bags


$80.00         Chocolate Lovers Collection Tin

$30.00         Premium Carmel Corn with Almonds, Cashews, & Pecans

$30.00         Milk Chocolate Pecan Clusters

$25.00          Gourmet Microwave Popcorn: Kettle Corn – 18 pack


$50.00          Campfire Blend Coffee K-cups – 32 servings

$30.00          Donut Shop Blend – Ground Coffee


$250.00         A Hero’s Welcome Military Donation ($187.50 goes to Pack 83)

$100.00         Star’s and Strips Level Military Donation ($75.00 goes to Pack 83)

$75.00           Brave Soldier Military Donation ($56.25 goes to Pack 83)

Military Donation

The Military Donation allows customers to support the military and Scouting at the same time. Customers can choose to donate $100 (platinum) $50 (gold level) or $30 (silver level) worth of popcorn for our troops when ordering online. Trail’s End sends various Trail’s End products to men and women in the military, their families and veterans’ organizations. There is no shipping and handling charges associated with Military Donations. Over 2,000 tons of popcorn treats have been shipped to hundreds of locations around the world! Military donations also count toward Scout rewards.

Please follow this link >> to see all of the products on sale. Thank you for your support !!

Thank you for supporting the Boy Scouts of America, The Military & Pack 83

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Prayers for the Social Order

The following was a passage we read from the Book of Common Prayer at my church that I wanted to share with all of you because of the protest that took place in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend, August 11-12, 2017. Let us pray –

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart (and especially the hearts of the people of this land), that barriers which divide us may crumble, suspicious disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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It’s FRIDAY!!!

Hello friends, I’m just wrapping up my Friday and looking forward to my weekend. I do have to work on Saturday, but I have Sunday off. What are your plans for the weekend?

On Sunday I normally attend church then help my Mother out at her home before having time to myself. If the weather is nice enough, maybe I’ll go for a kayak trip, but NOT at low tide. (see older post)

I can’t believe August is almost over and kids are going back to school very soon. Around my area on Cape Cod, the students start going back just after Labor Day on Sept 4th. My daughter is going into the sixth grade, which means a new building, new bus driver and new teachers. She says she’s not scared or nervous. She has been coming to the Middle School for many events like basketball games, plays and we watch the local minor league baseball team – the Orleans Firebirds play. She has been going to a local camp for most of the summer. I think she’s had a pretty good summer so far. Soon it will be time to start learning stuff again.

Well that’s all I have for now. I would love to know who finds this blog post and actually reads it. So if your one of those few that are, write me a comment and say hi. Have a great weekend everybody!

Steve Mulligan

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