On April 8, 2024, Vermont will see a total eclipse of the Sun. The northern portion of the state will see totality. If you are close to the USA/Canadian border, you will see close to three and a half minutes of darkness.
The next total eclipse of the Sun, for Vermont, won’t be until July 22, 2381. That one will occur at sunrise for the state! The next one after that will be higher in the sky on June 9, 2699!
Eclipses of the Sun happen once every 18 months…on average. The cone of darkness from the Moon is no more than 62 to 166 miles wide as it travels across the sunlit surface of the Earth, depending on how far away the Moon is away from the Earth. The Moon and Sun and Earth must be in the right place and at the right time to see a total eclipse of the Sun for your location. For Vermont, if you don’t see the eclipse in 2024, then the cosmic dice won’t be in your favor for a very long time!