Solar Eclipse Resources

The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 is a rare experience and most of New Hampshire is along the path for partial totality. What an awesome learning opportunity!

Interesting tidbits:

  • Given it is the height of the 11-year solar cycle, there may also be solar storms looping out.
  • The temperature will drop and sounds will change with nighttime insects coming out.
  • Before and after totality, the moon's shadow will race across the face of the earth around 2000 miles per hour.
  • It may be worth making a drive to see totality – the moon completely obscuring the sun for approximately three minutes. The next total solar eclipse to cross the United States won’t be until 2045.
  • If you have eclipse glasses saved from the last one in 2017, make sure they are not scratched because if they have any blemishes, use may cause eye damage.

GSHE compiled several resources to help homeschoolers with this unique experience.

Astronomy: How to See the 2024 Eclipse

David Baron: You Owe It to Yourself to Experience a Total Solar Eclipse (video)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The Science of Solar Eclipses and How to Watch with NASA

Mass Audubon: Witness the 2024 Solar Eclipse in Massachusetts

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: Great American Eclipse Viewing Party 4/8/2024 12pm to 5pm

NH Department of Education: 2024 Solar Eclipse Resources

NHPR: Everything You Need to Know About Solar Eclipse Glasses Before April 8

Science @ NASA: 2024 Total Eclipse – Where and When

ScienceNews: Why the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Will Be Such a Big Deal Total Solar Eclipse 2024 Maps of the “Path of Totality”

WMUR: A “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse is Coming Soon. Here’s What You Should Know

Stephen Wolfram: Precision Eclipse Computation

Stephen Wolfram Writings: When Exactly Will the Eclipse Happen? A Multimillennium Tale of Computation