You likely know that a solar eclipse will be passing over a large portion of the US later this month, but what you may not know is whether or not Vermont will have a good view of it. If you’re living in the Burlington VT area or Saint Albans and are interested in whether you can see the eclipse or not, you should take a look below!
How to watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Burlington VT
If you want to watch the 2017 solar eclipse in the Burlington or Saint Albans area, we have good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that Vermont won’t see a total eclipse – but the good news is that we’ll still have a fairly impressive partial solar eclipse to see!
The solar eclipse will happen on Monday, August 21, 2017, starting at 1:22 p.m. in Burlington VT. The max view of the solar eclipse will occur at 2:40 p.m. with a magnitude of 0.68, which means around 60-65 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon. And finally, the 2.5-hour eclipse will end at 3:53 p.m.
How do you safely watch the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Burlington VT?
As you’re probably guessed, it’s not a good idea to stare straight up at the solar eclipse with the naked eye. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to get ahold of solar filters and viewers for cheap. You’ll want to be careful here, though, as not all suppliers are putting out a product that is completely safe for looking at an eclipse. Here is a list of vendors that are approved!
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party near Burlington VT
Want to attend an eclipse viewing event? You can find one just a short drive from Burlington at the Williston Library! Best yet, solar viewing glasses will even be provided for free!