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Solar Eclipse Facts

Timing of the Eclipse

All of New Hampshire will experience the eclipse, the Great North Woods will be in totality, this includes the area of Lancaster north to the Canadian border.  The rest of New Hampshire will experience a partial eclipse, at about 95% totality.

Totality in the Great North Woods will last approximately 3 minutes and 30 seconds and depending on where you are, will vary slightly from west to east as it begins and ends.  The times below are approximate times of when totality will occur in these communities.


Totality begins: 3:28:22
Totality ends: 3:31:11


Totality begins: 3:29:09
Totality ends:  3:30:09


Totality begins: 3:28:28
Totality ends: 3:31:48


Totality begins: 3:29:45  
Totality ends:  3:30:42

Total Solar Eclipse FAQs:

What is a total solar eclipse?
A total solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, completely blocking the face of the sun.

What happens during a total solar eclipse?

The sky darkens as if it is dawn or dusk. Weather permitting, those in the path of totality can see the Sun’s corona, which is the outer atmosphere.  Animals and birds can become confused during a total solar eclipse, and temperatures can drop about 20 degrees.

Where in New Hampshire is the best place to view the total solar eclipse?

To get the best view of the eclipse, you’ll want to be directly in the path of totality. That includes anywhere north of Lancaster and Milan north to the Canadian border.

When will there be another total solar eclipse visible in the US?

NH will not be in the direct path of a Solar Eclipse again until 2079.

Want to know what the eclipse will look like in your destination?

This Eclipse Simulator will show an animated depiction of the eclipse in clear skies.