Take part in History-Witness the April 8th, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse at the Top of  Vermont

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Top of The World Eclipse Party

There are events in nature that truly leave a lasting impression. They’re the kind of experiences that make you feel small yet incredibly connected to the vast universe that surrounds us. On April 8th, 2024, the Jay Peak region of Vermont will play host to one of these extraordinary moments – a total solar eclipse. This celestial phenomenon is not just an awe-inspiring sight; it’s a golden opportunity for young families to instill a love for science, a passion for the environment, and a memory that will last a lifetime. Take part in this historical event and view with .55% of the world! YES, it is that special.

Total solar eclipses are rare, and the one happening on April 8th, 2024, is even more extraordinary. During a total solar eclipse, the moon passes between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow that momentarily plunges us into darkness. These events are relatively uncommon, and their paths of totality, where the sun is entirely blocked out, are even rarer. On this date, the Top of Vermont will find itself in the path of totality, providing a front-row seat to this breathtaking celestial spectacle.

Stages of the Total Eclipse-(you will be quizzed;)

  1. Partial eclipse begins (1st contact): The Moon becomes visible over the Sun’s disk. It looks like the Moon has taken a bite out of the Sun.
  2. Total eclipse begins (2nd contact): The Moon covers the entire disk of the Sun, and observers are now within the Moon’s umbra, the darkest part of the Moon’s shadow. A diamond ring effect and Baily’s beads are visible just before totality.
  3. Totality and maximum eclipse: The Moon completely covers the disk of the Sun. Only the Sun’s corona is visible. This is the most dramatic stage of a total solar eclipse. At this time, the sky goes dark, temperatures can fall, and birds and animals often go quiet. The midpoint of time of totality is known as the maximum point of the eclipse. 
  4. Total eclipse ends (3rd contact): The Moon starts moving away, and the Sun reappears. Those fortunate enough to be in the Moon’s umbral can see Baily’s beads and the diamond ring effect just after totality ends.
  5. Partial eclipse ends (4th contact): The eclipse ends as the Moon leaves the Sun’s disk.
  • Pick Your Spot: Choose a safe and comfortable location to watch the eclipse. Many communities in Top of VT are hosting viewing events, so you can join others in this shared experience.We will update this page as locations and times are determined.
  • Timing is Everything: The eclipse is set to take place during the afternoon, so plan accordingly. Be sure to check the exact time for your location.
  • Get the Right Gear: Purchase certified eclipse glasses or viewers for your family. These are essential for safe viewing.
  • Pack a Picnic or plan an outing at one of the many fine restaurants in the area: Make it a memorable family outing by packing a picnic and enjoying the eclipse together.

Please, make your plans today as many already have. You will not want to miss this.

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