2 New England cities named among 13 best places to view total solar eclipse

On April 8, a total solar eclipse will cut across a good portion of the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and two New England cities are among the best places for viewing it, according to a recent publication.

During a solar eclipse, the moon lines up perfectly between the Earth and the sun, blocking the sunlight from Earth. The peak spectacle will last up to 4 minutes, and 28 seconds in the path of total darkness.

Architectural Digest recently released a list of the 13 best cities to see the 2024 total solar eclipse which included Burlington, Vermont, and Houlton, Maine.

While much of New England will only experience a partial eclipse, some of Vermont and Maine are located on the path of totality and will see the total solar eclipse.

“Burlington is among the best places for those in the region to travel to, as it will experience three minutes and 19 seconds of darkness, starting at 3:26 p.m.,” wrote the publication.

Houlton, Maine, is the last U.S. town in the path of totality.

“Houlton will be among the best places in the state to watch the sight, and darkness will begin at 3:32 p.m. and last for three minutes and 20 seconds,” wrote Architectural Digest.

Check out the list of 13 best cities to see the 2024 total solar eclipse here.

According to NASA, there won’t be another total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044, making it all the more important to catch this one.

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