April 8 total eclipse will be last to cross North America until 2044

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will travel across the U.S. The northern part of New Hampshire will be among the portions of the country in the path of totality, when the moon completely blocks the sun and plunges the midday into darkness. UNH experts John Gianforte, director of the UNH Observatory, and Amy Keesee, associate professor of physics and astronomy, share everything you need to know to enjoy the eclipse safely. 

“Getting to see an eclipse during the path of totality is an amazing experience,” says Keesee. And it figures to be a pretty rare opportunity: North America won’t see another eclipse until 2044. Totality is the only time it’s safe to look directly at the sun, Keesee and Gianforte stress, but they also offer plenty of creative ways to enjoy a partial eclipse.

You can find more details at the UNH eclipse website.

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Scott Ripley | UNH Marketing | scott.ripley@unh.edu | 603-862-1855
David Vogt | Communications and Public Affairs
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Beth Potier | UNH Marketing | beth.potier@unh.edu | 2-1566
Rebecca Irelan | Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space | rebecca.irelan@unh.edu | 603-862-0990