Mad River Valley, Vermont is gearing up to be one of the premier locations worldwide for witnessing the solar eclipse of 2024. Beyond a place for optimal viewing conditions teh MRV offers spectacular scenery and an opportunity to combine the experience with some awesome spring skiing. The area will be positioned in the path of totality, offering folks the chance to experience the eclipse in its most breathtaking form, complete with the magical moments of totality when the moon fully covers the sun.
Eclipse Viewing in the MRV
- In the path of totality: Yes
- Percentage of totality 100%
- Duration of totality: 1 minute, 32 seconds
- Eclipse Begins – Monday April 8, 2024 at 2:14 pm
- Maximum – Monday April 8, 2024 at 3:28 pm
Given the unparalleled opportunity to observe this natural wonder in such an idyllic setting, demand for accommodations is predicted to be high. Visitors are encouraged to book lodging as soon as possible.
What is a Solar Eclipse?
The solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking some or all of the Sun’s light from reaching the Earth’s surface. Depending on where you are located, you may experience a partial or total solar eclipse. Experiencing a solar eclipse can be a once-in-a-lifetime event, and many people travel to specific locations to witness them. In 2024, Vermont’s Mad River Valley will be in the path of totality for the solar eclipse. Meaning, we will have a front row seat to the action! On April 8th, 2024 all of Northern Vermont will experience a total eclipse of the sun, make sure you are in the path of totality for the full experience!
If you are interested in viewing a solar eclipse, it is important to take appropriate precautions to protect your eyes, such as using special solar viewing glasses or watching the eclipse through a pinhole projector. It is also important to plan ahead and make sure you have a place to stay and a clear view of the sky!