Solar Eclipse 2024
“All About the Eclipse”
WHO is the eclipse for? Anyone in its path may view the eclipse (including northern NH and VT)
WHAT is the eclipse? A solar eclipse happens when at just the right moment the moon passes between the sun and the earth, obscuring the view of the sun from a small part of the earth
WHERE will the eclipse be seen? The total solar eclipse may be seen if you are in it’s path of totality. Near us, the path of totality is from Lancaster north.
WHEN is the eclipse? April 8, 2024. In Lancaster, the partial eclipse begins at 2:16 p.m and the total eclipse begins at 3:27 p.m with the final exit of the moon shadow from the state at 3:31 p.m.
WHY is it special? Total solar eclipses are rare events. Although they occur somewhere on Earth every 18 months on average, it is estimated that they recur at any given place only once every 360 to 410 years, on average.
HOW do you safely view the eclipse? The only safe way to look directly at the sun during an eclipse is through special-purpose solar filters, like eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers. Remember the only safe time to look at the sun without solar filters is during the 2-4 minutes of total eclipse.
Important Dates to Remember:
November 2, 2023- 5-6pm- Lakeway Literacy NIght w/ Eclipse Information
January 25, 2024- 5-6pm- Lakeway STEAM night w/ Eclipse Activities & Information
January 25, 2024- 6-8pm- SAU 84 Family Eclipse Night
March 21, 2024- Lakeway Math Night w/ Eclipse Activities & Information
Resources from Mountains of Stars
Our favorite mobile and web-based apps for exploring astronomy
Articles & Books
Recommended reading - some of the best writing on astronomy and the natural world
Interviews & Talks
Watch and listen to interviews, talks, webinars, and podcasts on astronomy, nature, and the environment.
View and download slides from Mountains of Stars public presentations
Watch videos about fascinating astronomy, the environment, and light pollution
Download reports, presentations, articles, images, and other resources on astronomy and light pollution and dark skies preservation
Websites to Visit!
https://www.mountainsofstars.org/ Dr. Doug Arion’s Mountains of Stars website creating environmental awareness through a cosmic perspective
https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/resources/ Tons of Info and resources!
Make sure you also visit the International Dark Sky Association for additional information on good lighting principles and protecting dark skies.
https://galileoscope.org/ Galileoscope information and resources!
https://www.eclipseglasses.com/ Solar eclipse glasses information and resources!
https://eclipse2024.org/ Dedicated to the safe observation of the Total Solar Eclipse.
https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/where-when/ Overview, safety, preparation, news & events, and more!