NEC community gathers for 2024 solar eclipse

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On April 8, 2024, the SHE department at New England College held a solar eclipse viewing. This marked the first total eclipse since 2017. Before that, the last total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. was in 1979.

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun, according to NASA.

Parts of northern New Hampshire experienced the total eclipse, in Henniker 96.3% of the sun was covered.

The NEC community gathered on the Simon lawn to witness this historic event.

Read the NewEnglanders coverage leading up to this event.

New England College students and faculty looking at the solar eclipse. Photo provided by Suzette Pujols, The NewEnglander.
NEC community on the Simon lawn for the solar eclipse viewing party in 2024. Photo provided by Justin Freda-Agyeman, The NewEnglander.
NEC students using solar eclipse glasses to see the eclipse. Photo provided by Leah Bohling, The NewEnglander.
NEC community sitting by the bell tower viewing the solar eclipse. Photo provided by Leah Bohling, The NewEnglander.
NEC community gathering around the telescope to get a closer look at the eclipse. Photo provided by Justin Freda-Agyeman, The NewEnglander.
The solar eclipse in Henniker, NH, on April 8, 2024. Photo provided by Suzette Pujols, The NewEnglander.

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