Suffolk County Police provided the family with a panic button alarm system. NPR blurred the numbers on the alarm system to protect the family's identity because they fear for their safety.
On Nov. 13, 2012, a narrow corridor in the southern hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse. The corridor lay mostly over the ocean but also cut across the northern tip of Australia where both professional and amateur astronomers gathered to watch.
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