Eclipse Puts Spotlight on New Hampshire

Anna Berry | April 15, 2024
The sky looks like sunset as the eclipse in totality is seen overhead.

The sun's corona shines from behind the moon during the 40 seconds of totality in Lancaster, New Hampshire. (Photo: Anna Berry)

It was an epic day in New Hampshire for the history books. On April 8, hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors headed north to see a total solar eclipse. The totality band's southern most point was Lancaster, extending north all the way to Pittsburg and then Canada.
Logo with eclipsed sun behind a mountain
Many people also visited favorite Forest Society properties across the state to see the eclipse, including Mt. Major and Morse Preserve, despite the fact that they were too far south to see totality. Here are a few photos that staff shared.
Anna Berry ventured to Lancaster and noted that she saw 14 out-of-state license plates on the three-hour drive. She was happy to experience around 40 seconds of totality despite the very heavy traffic on the return trip.
A family looks up at the sun with eclipse glasses on.
Anna and her family watch the eclipse in Lancaster.
Frank Allen hiked on snowy trails to reach the summit of Pine Mountain, on the Forest Society's Morse Preserve in Alton, to watch the eclipse.
Visitors get ready to view the eclipse on Pine Mountain.
The crowd gets ready for the eclipse on Pine Mountain in Alton. (Photo: Frank Allen)
A time lapse of the eclipse as seen from Pine Mountain Alton.
Frank Allen captured this time lapse of the eclipse from Morse Preserve. (Photo: Frank Allen)
Naomi Bratloff experienced the eclipse from The Rocks in Bethlehem, where many out-of-state visitors had gathered.
A view from The Rocks during the eclipse.
There were beautiful views from The Rocks during the eclipse, although Bethlehem didn't experience totality. (Photo: Naomi Bratloff)
The sky looks like sunset during the eclipse.
A view of the newly renovated Carriage Barn during the eclipse. (Photo: Naomi Bratloff)