Mark Your Calendars: April 8, 2024
On April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse will darken New Hampshire's skies in one of nature's most awe-inspiring shows. For 3 minutes and 15 seconds, skies will dim, temperatures will drop, and the country will pause to watch as the Moon passes over the light of the Sun, completely blocking its light.
This event will be a massive opportunity for New Hampshire’s tourism industry. Northern New Hampshire will be in the eclipse’s Path of Totality, which offers viewers the most dramatic view of the eclipse. An influx of visitors will travel to the state in the hopes of getting this once-in-a-lifetime view of the sky. The last time New Hampshire was in the direct path of a Solar Eclipse was in 1959, and the next won’t be until 2079.
We have the opportunity to maximize this celestial event and show off New Hampshire to thousands of visitors in the Spring of 2024!
Learn what you need to know to prepare for April 8, 2024 in this pre-recorded presentation (link opens video recording).
Total Solar Eclipse Resources
- Solar Tourism: How to Promote Your Business Webinar, June 21, 2022. In this webinar recording, learn all about solar eclipse viewing, safety, and how your business can prepare for this mass tourism opportunity. Expected to be the largest travel event in U.S. history, preparing our communities for the 2024 solar eclipse now will be the key to success. Presented by: Dr. Douglas Arion, Executive Director Mountains of Stars, Professor Emeritus Carthage College and Dr. Rick Fienberg, Senior Contributing Editor, Sky & Telescope, Project Manager, Solar Eclipse Task Force, American Astronomical Society.
- NH Travel Council Eclipse Presentation, March 29, 2022. Presented by: Dr. Douglas Arion, Executive Director Mountains of Stars, Professor Emeritus Carthage College; Dr. Rick Fienberg, Senior Contributing Editor, Sky & Telescope, Project Manager, Solar Eclipse Task Force, American Astronomical Society; Amy Bassett, Deputy Director of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development
- Interactive Solar Eclipse Map
Solar Eclipse Posters
- Click on the images below to download posters for promoting the Solar Eclipse in New Hampshire.
Solar Eclipse Planning Workshops
Leading up to the 2017 TSE, the AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force ran a series of educational workshops to prepare the nation. These workshops were key to helping communities located in the path of totality effectively manage the influx of visitors, broadcast appropriate information about eye-safety, and coordinate efforts among scientific, educational, governmental, and local organizations to work collectively.
- October 27-28, 2023, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (hosts: Appalachian Mountain Club, NH Solar Eclipse Task Force, Mountains of Stars)
Solar Eclipse Packages
Lodging properties across the state will have a major opportunity to host thousands of travelers during the total solar eclipse. Lodging properties are encouraged to start taking reservations early and institute minimum night stays to stagger visitors and to make it worth it for properties to open back up if closed for the shoulder season. To help with potential traffic issues, please include a Monday night as part of the minimum. Charging higher than normal rates will be expected as New Hampshire is one of only 13 states located directly in the eclipse’s path of totality.
- Example: Let the Countdown Begin! On April 8, 2024, the Great North American Solar Eclipse is coming to New Hampshire. Don’t wait - plan early and book lodging now to be in the eclipse’s path of totality! All guests who book a minimum 2-night stay during Monday, April 8, 2024 will receive complimentary ISO-certified eclipse glasses included in their stay. Don’t Miss Your Chance to See a Once-in-a-Lifetime Total Solar Eclipse here in New Hampshire!
Solar Eclipse Events
We encourage the industry throughout New Hampshire to plan public events within their communities or at their place of business for both residents and visitors to experience the eclipse. Whether you plan a small watch party at your restaurant, host a cocktail event at your lodging property, or hold a community eclipse event in your town square - we want to hear about it!
Please feel free to add your event to our Events Calendar, or send final event details to: [email protected]
Click here to learn more about posting events to our Events Calendar.
2024 Eclipse Articles
2017 Eclipse Articles
- How to See the 2024 Solar Eclipse in the U.S., May 20, 2022
- "[This eclipse is] expected to be the biggest mass travel event ever in the United States. . . while the 2017 total solar eclipse was witnessed by 20-million-plus people from Oregon to South Carolina, the upcoming 2024 eclipse is expected to be witnessed by many millions more."