Total Solar Eclipse 2024: Stargazing in Vermont

When Is The Next Solar Eclipse?

stargazing in vermont

On April 8, 2024, at 3:25 pm Vermont will experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. On our side of Smuggler’s Notch, we anticipate between 2 and 3 minutes of totality for those viewing the eclipse in our area of Jeffersonville, Vermont. 

Stargazing in Vermont

Not joining us for the total Solar Eclipse? This isn’t the only astro-tourism event in the northeast! Vermont has some of the country’s lowest light pollution and clearest skies. 

Sterling Ridge’s natural setting offers open fields with clear views of the night sky. It’s the perfect escape from city skyscapes and crowded parks—peaceful, serene, and authentic Vermont.

Vermont light polution map

Vermont Constellations 

With gorgeous open skies and cloudless summer nights, some of the best stars can be seen from Vermont. Some of the most recognizable constellations you can expect to see over Sterling Ridge during a clear Vermont summer night include Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Cruz, and Centaurus. On crisp winter nights Cassiopeia, Orion, Canis Major, Gemini, and Taurus are among the most recognizable constellations in the Vermont sky. 

Sunsets at Sterling Ridge Resort

Enjoying both sunset and sunrise are the hallmarks of a well-spent vacation. If you’re an early riser, expect our mountains to glow pink in the winter as the sun rises over Vermont. If you prefer to sleep in, the sunset will be ready to dazzle each evening. Some of our favorite locations to see the sky light up are from the pond’s edge, your cabin’s porch, or at the peak of your favorite local hike.

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