A solar eclipse will be visible across North America on Monday, April 8, 2024 with Northern NH and many other New England states in the path of totality. In Southern NH we’ll see 95% totality.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking sunlight and casting a shadow on the Earth. There will be a 115-mile-wide path stretching from Texas to Maine with a total eclipse, while the rest of the continental United States will experience a partial eclipse.

Click HERE for a short family-friendly video from Scholastic to help you explain more about the solar eclipse and prepare your children for the event.

Check out the Family-Friendly Guide: How to Safely Watch A Solar Eclipse with Kids from Get the Kids Outside for the answer to a few important questions around viewing the eclipse with your kids.

** The Milford School District has received a free supply of eclipse glasses and will be giving them out to all students on Monday.

Enjoy this epic celestial experience. There won’t be another solar eclipse visible in the US until August 2044!