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Information about the April 8, 2024 Great North American Solar Eclipse

image of partial solar eclipseJoin the Franklin Pierce community to watch the Great North American Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8th. 

Viewing will be on Peterson Hall front lawn. In the case of poor visibility we will be streaming it in the CTL: IDEAL Center in the library.


Wednesday, April 8, 2 - 4 p. m.

Peterson Hall Front Lawn

Franklin Pierce University the NASA partner Eclipse Ambassadors are hosting a viewing party of the April 8TH solar eclipse at 2:45. The event will take place on the Peterson Manor front lawn at 2:45 pm.  This is a school-wide event; attendance is encouraged as the next solar eclipse in New Hampshire is not until 2079! Rindge NH is going to see 96% coverage at 3:28 pm during this eclipse. There will be a variety of eclipse-themed snacks provided, a playlist made by students, and a few stations of eclipse crafts. These crafts include the Sun’s corona art with chalk, Pinhole viewer making to indirectly view the eclipse, and solar glasses masks! Solar viewing glasses will also be provided for attendees.  

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 6 p. m. 

Spagnuolo Hall

NASA Eclipse Ambassadors LogoFranklin Pierce University will be hosting an event that will provide individuals the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse. While not in the path of totality, Rindge New Hampshire will witness 96% of the Sun covered by the Moon. It will be a celestial phenomenon not to be missed and one that will not be seen again in New Hampshire until 2079. 
Join Susan Rolke and Raven Groblewski, NASA Partner Eclipse Ambassadors on Tuesday April 2nd at 6 pm in Spagnuolo Hall to learn why solar eclipses don’t occur every month, what to expect during the eclipse, and how to safely view the eclipse. A variety of fun and exciting ways to indirectly image the eclipse will be provided as well as how you can participate in a Citizen Science project to help researchers better understand the effect a solar eclipse has on the natural world. 
Eclipse glasses will be available to attendees.

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Image from the State of New Hampshire (

Eclipse Facts

NEVER look directly at the sun, even during an eclipse.

The last total solar eclipse visible in New Hampshire was in 1959.

The next total solar eclipse won't be until 2079.  (Don't miss this one!)

During an eclipse the sun, moon, and earth are in alignment - called syzygy.

Eclipse visibility will begin in Texas and end in Maine.

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