Mark Your Calendars: 2024 Solar Eclipse to Cover Stowe Area
April 8, 2023
by GO STOWE
On April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse will cross the U.S., plunging a 124-mile-wide path stretching from Mexico to Canada into night-like darkness. Stowe, Vermont will be part of the state to experience the rare marvel of “totality” of the eclipse, causing day to turn to night.
A large portion of the northern part of Vermont will experience totality of the 2024 Great North American Solar Eclipse. The Stowe area will welcome many guests looking to view the astronomical phenomenon. Plan your trip in advance to experience the total solar eclipse with us in Vermont.
A total solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. After April 8, 2024, the next time a total solar eclipse will be viewable from the lower 48 states will be 20 years later on August 23, 2044.
Safety is the top priority when it comes to viewing a total solar eclipse. Special eclipse glasses need to be purchased and worn while solar viewing. Viewing any part of the bright sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury. For more information on the safety around viewing the solar eclipse, please reference these safety guidelines from NASA.
What people can see during a total solar eclipse depends on the weather and the location from which they view it. Clear skies are ideal to have the full eclipse experience, with a clear view of the sun and moon. However, the eerie daytime darkness associated with eclipses is still noticeable with cloud cover.
Accommodations will fill up fast so watch as more rooms become available and plan to book your stay well in advance. Go Stowe will share lodging promotions as well as special events surrounding the total solar eclipse at a later date.
Photo courtesy of NASA/Nat Gopalswamy