Total Solar Eclipse- April 8, 2024

At 2:14 p.m. a partial solar eclipse will begin and will continue until 4:37 p.m., At 3:26 p.m. a total eclipse will last about 2 minutes in northern Addison County.

The northern part of Addison County is within the path of the 2024 total solar eclipse.

Vermont has a pretty high chance of partly or mostly cloudy skies on April 8- based on historic patterns, the chance of a relatively clear day is between 10 and 20%.

Resources for Visitors and Locals

Visiting for the Eclipse? Plan Your Visit Here!

We want visitors to enjoy their time in Vermont and experience this wonderful phenomenon, while keeping safety and stewardship top of mind. Usually late March–late May is Mud Season in Vermont, with melting snow, saturated dirt trails and roads and high water levels. Hiking during mud season damages the trail, and trails on state lands are closed. We encourage visitors and locals alike to seek out eclipse viewing events in cities and towns, and avoid muddy, high-elevation trails during this transitional time.

See the Green Mountain Club website for more trail information.

State Parks in Addison County include:

  • Branbury State Park on Lake Dunmore
  • D.A.R. State Park on Lake Champlain
  • and just to our north, Mt. Philo

Addresses and other general park information is available at 

Please be aware that park facilities will still be closed for this event. Portable toilets and/or pit/composting toilets will be available. Park staff may be available on a limited basis. Parking will be available at each of these locations, but it may be limited depending on the number of visitors. When lots are full, please do not park on the grass or in other areas of the park as resource damage is likely due to soft ground conditions.

More information from the State of Vermont:

Resources for Municipal Officials

Eclipse Planning Resources from Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT)

Eclipse Planning Check-ins Upcoming Schedule

  • March 7
  • March 21
  • April 4

Municipal Large Event Planning Annex (VEM)

Protect Your Eyes!

Looking directly at the sun, even when partially obscured, can cause permanent eye damage. Eclipse glasses are readily available online and at local retailers. Even very dark sunglasses are not safe for viewing an eclipse. Use glasses certified by the American Astronomical Society, with an ISO standard of 12312-2.

You can also make a pinhole projector or view the eclipse through a telescope with a solar filter

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