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2024 ECLIPSE IN VERMONT

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will occur along a narrow path of totality in Vermont. To experience the total phase of the eclipse, you must be located within this path, with the duration of totality lasting the longest at the centerline. But where along the path should you plan to go? Below, we've outlined some of the unique features, landmarks, and viewing options along the path of totality for Vermont. We've also provided a detailed map of the path of totality in Vermont as well as totality start times and durations for Vermont cities that are located inside the path of totality on April 8, 2024.

Remember that you must use special eclipse safety glasses or viewers at all times during the partial phases of a total solar eclipse. The NationalEclipse.com Eclipse Store offers a wide variety of certified safe eclipse glasses and viewers.

Note that times and durations can vary widely even within the same city and some cities are located only partially within the path of totality. All times and durations noted on this page are only representative samples and should be used for general comparison purposes only. To determine the precise start time, end time, and duration of totality for your exact location on eclipse day, use the interactive Google eclipse maps developed by Xavier Jubier.

To avoid confusion, note that references made below to the "western" and "eastern" limits or lines of the eclipse refer respectively to the left/top and right/bottom edges of the eclipse path as it gradually changes its direction from north to east as it travels across the U.S.






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The centerline of the eclipse enters Vermont as it crosses Lake Champlain at approximately 2:14pm EDT, with totality beginning in that location at about 3:25pm EDT.

It's a relatively short journey for the path of totality in Vermont. The centerline only travels about 40 miles through the state and the western line of the eclipse is in Canada.

Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont

As is the case on the New York side of the state border, Lake Champlain promises to offer a scenic eclipse experience either on the water or on the shore. It spans the entire width of the eclipse path in Vermont. Beyond the lake, two noteworthy cities in Vermont will witness totality on eclipse day. Burlington, the state's largest city, is situated more than halfway to the centerline from the eastern limit of the path and will get about 3 minutes and 15 seconds of totality in the downtown district along the eastern shores of Lake Champlain. Montpelier, the state capital, is located a lot closer to the eastern edge and will get about 1 minute and 35 seconds of totality downtown.

The eclipse crosses over the Green Mountains in Vermont and, like in the Adirondacks back in New York, the wise eclipse chaser should be wary of cloudy skies and consult short-term weather forecasts for the region. Two interstates cross the width of the path in Vermont. Interstate 89 comes up to Montpelier, heads west to Burlington, and then north to the centerline and beyond. Farther east, Interstate 91 bisects the path of totality in Vermont. Vermont is also the place where the centerline finally exits the U.S. for Canada. But it will race across Québec, missing New Hampshire, and soon re-enter the U.S. again in Maine.

The centerline of the eclipse exits the state as it crosses the U.S.-Canada border at approximately 4:37pm EDT, with totality coming to an end in that location at about 3:30pm EDT. From the New York-Vermont border to the Vermont-Québec border, the Moon's shadow travels approximately 40 miles along the centerline in 54 seconds at an average speed of 2,674 miles per hour.

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ECLIPSE MAP

For the map below, the yellow line outlines the limits of the path of totality in Vermont. The green middle line represents the eclipse centerline, where totality lasts the longest in Vermont. The grey lines show the path of totality entering and exiting Vermont (the western line of the path doesn't enter Vermont). To experience the total phase of the eclipse in Vermont, you must be inside the yellow line. The closer you are to the green centerline, the longer totality will last. Areas outside the path of totality will get a partial solar eclipse only.

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Total Solar Eclipse - April 8, 2024 - Vermont Map

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ECLIPSE CITIES

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City Totality Start Duration*
Burlington3:26:08 PM EDT3:15
St. Albans Town3:26:08 PM EDT3:33
Shelburne3:26:11 PM EDT3:03
Enosburg3:26:33 PM EDT3:32
Jay3:26:57 PM EDT3:30
Stowe3:26:57 PM EDT2:48
Waterbury3:27:03 PM EDT2:24
Middlebury3:27:14 PM EDT0:55
Newport3:27:17 PM EDT3:26
Greensboro3:27:23 PM EDT2:53
Montpelier3:27:39 PM EDT1:35
St. Johnsbury3:28:22 PM EDT1:30
Eclipse data courtesy of Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, from eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov. Note that times and durations can vary widely even within the same city and some cities are located only partially within the path of totality. All times and durations shown on this page are only representative samples and should be used for general comparison purposes only. To determine the precise start time, end time, and duration of totality for your exact location on eclipse day, use the interactive Google eclipse maps developed by Xavier Jubier.

* "Duration" refers to the duration of totality and is expressed in minutes and seconds

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