One down one to go. Everyone in U.S. will be able to see at least a partial eclipse, if weather permits.
Oct. 14, 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse
The Moon was too far away from Earth to completely block out the Sun. People who were in the direct path of the Moon’s shadow will saw a ‘ring of fire’. New Hampshire experienced a partial eclipse on this date. No one was be able to view this eclipse anywhere at anytime without eye protection. Find all the details about the Oct. 14 eclipse here.
April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse
The moon will be close enough to the earth to completely block out the sun casting a total shadow across a path called the “path of totality”. This area averages just over 100 miles wide. In the path of totality, for a short period of time, it will be completely dark. Find the details for the April 8, 2024 eclipse here. The path of totality will cross the very northern most part of NH. Learn more about the eclipse in New Hampshire here.
In Manchester, NH we will have a partial eclipse that will cover 95.4% of the sun. Eye protection is always needed to view a partial eclipse.
Be prepared Know what to expect – Practice
Make plans for where you will be on eclipse day. Know how to protect your eyes and those in your group.
Watch a simulation for your location. Understand what type of eclipse you will be able to see. If you will be in the path of totality, know at what time and for how long the total eclipse will occur and expect traffic and crowds and use caution.
Practice viewing the Sun safely any day and see how fast the Sun moves across the sky. Buy and practice using certified eclipse glasses, at intervals for at most 3 minutes of continuous viewing. Try making a projected image for indirect viewing.