Total Solar Eclipse 2024
Date: April 8th | Time: Approx. 3:06 PM | Duration: Approx. 3 min. & 55 sec.
What is a total solar eclipse?
A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon aligns directly between the Sun and Earth, causing the Sun's face to be completely obscured. This celestial phenomenon will result in a gradual darkening of the sky, reminiscent of dawn or dusk. The atmospheric changes will commence around 1:50 p.m., reaching totality at 3:06 p.m. A total eclipse is a rare occurrence; the next opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in Cumberland won't happen until 2153 and will last only 58 seconds. Click here to learn more about eclipses.
When viewing a solar eclipse, never look directly at the sun without proper protection. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient; use specialized solar viewing glasses that are thousands of times darker. Looking at the sun through cameras, binoculars, or telescopes without a solar filter can cause severe eye injury. Prioritize safety to enjoy the eclipse without risking your vision. You can view NASA's viewing guidelines by clicking here.
Complete the form below to secure an eclipse viewing kit while supplies last.
*Please note that all information provided is accurate as of the time of posting and is subject to change.
Get Your Eclipse Viewing Kit
Cumberland residents can complete this form to receive a free eclipse viewing kit while supplies last(one submission per residence). The eclipse viewing kit includes eclipse glasses, activities, and fun giveaways. Kits will be available for pick up at Town Admin Offices from March 11-April 1.