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PHOTOS: Vermont celebrates the 2024 solar eclipse

Totality in the total solar eclipse over Lake Champlain as viewed from Colchester on Monday, April 8.  (Kelley DesLauriers / Vermont Public )
Traffic is backed up for miles along Interstate 89 southbound around Montpelier. (Karen Anderson / Vermont Public)
Attendees watch the total solar eclipse as Clemmons Family Farm's "Bliss Eclipse" event in Charlotte. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public )
From left, Elsie Berrouet, Maya Berrouet-Oge and Pievy Polyte watch the solar eclipse from the lawn of Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte.  (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public )
From left, Robin Anthony Kouyate, Lydia Clemmons and A'ja Hall all watch the end of the total solar eclipse during Clemmons Family Farm's "Bliss Eclipse" event. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public )
Kia'Rae Hanron, the Windows To A Multicultural World K12 Arts Learning Director for Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, looks at the partially eclipsed sun through a pinhole sheet on Monday. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public )
Eclipse visitors make their way down I-89 South near Bolton. (VTrans / Courtesy)
Traffic leaves Montpelier after the total solar eclipse on Monday afternoon. (Bob Kinzel / Vermont Public)
People sit on the exposed beams of the old Moran Plant on Burlington's waterfront and look at the eclipse as totality wanes and the light returns at 3:31 p.m. (Abagael Giles / Vermont Public )
During totality near the Moran plant at the Burlington waterfront. (Abagael Giles / Vermont Public)
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The "diamond ring" phenomenon at the end of the total solar eclipse over Burlington. (Zoe McDonald / Vermont Public)
Linda Hewitt and David and Marianne Book, from left, are all a part of the Worcester Historical Society. They look at the planets that became visible during totality at 3:27 p.m., at an eclipse event at Ladd Field in Worcester Monday. (Peter Hirschfeld / Vermont Public)
The total solar eclipse as viewed from Colchester. (Sophie Stephens / Vermont Public)
The crowd at the Burlington waterfront following the moments of totality. (Abagael Giles / Vermont Public)
The moon covers about half of the sun, viewed from Colchester as the temperature gets cooler on Monday afternoon. (Sophie Stephens / Vermont Public )
Marielle Blais, Dennis Marden, Maureen Waters and Beth and Bernie Carr, all of Brandon, Vermont, watch the eclipse with eclipse glasses and cups of prosecco on Monday, April 8. 
Zachary Schultz, 20 drove up with his dad, James Schultz, 59 from Ronkonkoma, New York. They camped behind a church in upstate New York last night, left at 6:30 a.m. and arrived in Burlington in the morning. The trip was a birthday present for Zachary. They set up a picnic at the parking lot of North Beach in Burlington to watch the eclipse. He tested out his eclipse glasses this morning.
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People are set up to watch the eclipse from Stowe Mountain Resort on Monday.  (Courtesy / Stowe Mountain Resort)
Naseem Razi and her husband Reza Zadeh traveled to watch the eclipse on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Razi, an amateur astronomer, brought her telescope to try and see Venus and Jupiter, which should make an appearance when the moon briefly blocks the sun. (Lola Duffort / Vermont Public)
People gather on the lawn of the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier to watch the total solar eclipse on Monday. (Bob Kinzel / Vermont Public)
People watch the partial eclipse from Battery Park in Burlington on Monday afternoon. (Andrea Laurion / Vermont Public )
People gather to watch the eclipse at Battery Park in Burlington on Monday afternoon.  (Andrea Laurion / Vermont Public )
Bruce Sentoff shows the projected image of the partially eclipsed sun from his telescope at Crescent Beach in Burlington.  (Michelle Owens / Vermont Public)
People gather to watch the eclipse at Hula, a coworking facility at Burlington's waterfront. Hula has sold over 2,300 tickets for the event according to Chloe King, their director of events. (Bryant Denton / Vermont Public )
Vicky Baca, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, pours prosecco for her and her friends as they wait for the eclipse to arrive in St. Johnsbury. (Howard Weiss-Tisman / Vermont Public)
Allison Johnston, Chris Booth and Sean Lamphier traveled to Montpelier from Fairfax, Virginia for the eclipse to celebrate Lamphier’s 29th birthday. "How often do you get a solar eclipse a total solar eclipse on your birthday? So I was like, alright, let's make it happen. And we just kind of improvised, and here we are," Booth said. The trio were initially planning to watch the eclipse from Indianapolis, but changed their plans last minute when forecasters predicted clearer skies in northern New England. (Lola Duffort / Vermont Public )
Greg and Kaye Bakos of Concord, New Hampshire, came to St. Albans for the eclipse. Greg got into astrophotography during the COVID-19 pandemic. He plans to share photos of Monday's eclipse on Instagram, or print them if they're good. (Sabine Poux / Vermont Public)
From left: UVM students Kaya Wu, Katie Hunter, Lucy Mann, Maggie Loughnane and Asi Tisher carried Hunter's canoe from downtown Burlington to the waterfront for the eclipse Monday. “So obviously when there’s a great cosmic event happening, all I want to do is be on the water,” Hunter said. “So we’ll kind of get a front row seat to the eclipse, and also people watching.” Hunter’s friends said the walk down wasn’t too bad, but they expected the return trip to be a bit of a drag. (Liam Elder-Connors / Vermont Public)
Loi Almeron and Joao Carreira say they left Long Island around 2 p.m. Sunday and drove along the path of totality before choosing Mills Riverside Park in Jericho for the total eclipse viewing. After sleeping in their car overnight, they worked on setting up their camera Monday morning. Carreira says he does astrophotography as a hobby, and he was planning to use a star tracker to follow the sun. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public)
Local road closure signs went up over the weekend on Stevensville and Mountain roads in Underhill -- the roads leading up to Mount Mansfield. Authorities are discouraging people from hiking the mountain to view the eclipse due to safety concerns and muddy trails (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public)
Hinesburg Fire Department Lt. Jeremy Steele tries on EMT Stephanie Nateras' eclipse glasses -- given to her by an ex, she says -- while firefighter Cameron Steele looks on. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public)
Yellow crocuses popped up in time for the solar eclipse along Route 116 in Hinesburg on Monday. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public)
Hinesburg Fire Chief Nicholas Baker says they're not expecting anything wild on Monday, but as a precaution, the department staffed up with eight personnel at the station, to be ready to respond. Normally they have two people on duty. (Elodie Reed / Vermont Public)
From left: Prashant, Monica, their dog Spock and son Ved Joshi came to St. Albans from Princeton, New Jersey. Prashant originally planned to go to Dallas, Texas for the eclipse, but rebooked for Vermont a few weeks ago for weather reasons. (Sabine Poux / Vermont Public)
Joe Jasinski of Buchanan, New York, is set up for the eclipse with a camera and solar filter at the Green Mountain Mall parking lot in St. Johnsbury on Monday. (Howard Weiss-Tisman / Vermont Public)
There's still some snow on the ground in Montpelier on the Statehouse lawn despite Monday's sunny sky. (Bob Kinzel / Vermont Public)
Crowds continue to gather in St. Johnsbury Monday afternoon. (Karen Anderson / Vermont Public)
Traffic backs up on Interstate 89 in South Royalton, Vermont, on Monday morning. (Jesse Costa / WBUR )
Crowds gather at the overview at Battery Park in Burlington around 11:30 a.m. Monday. (Anna Ste. Marie / Vermont Public)
Zach Williamson, festival and event director at Burlington City Arts, and Mayor Emma Mulvaney-Stanak hold a press conference at the waterfront at 11 a.m. (Liam Elder-Connors / Vermont Public)
Groups of people seen from Battery Park gather at Burlington's waterfront at 11:30 a.m. Monday morning ahead of the eclipse. (Anna Ste. Marie / Vermont Public)
The roads on I-91 Southbound are full of cars — in one direction. (VTrans / Courtesy)
Mike Dunn, owner of T. Ruggs Tavern in Burlington’s Old North End, prepares for a busy eclipse Monday. He says they've already noticed more traffic than normal this weekend. (Abagael Giles / Vermont Public)
Crowds gather at the Burlington waterfront on Monday morning in anticipation of the eclipse. (Liam Elder-Connors / Vermont Public)
This is the first big event for MJ Columb's food trailer, “Mimi’s Mini Doughnies,” which sells apple cider donuts. Columb says she'll be set up alongside Taylor Park in St. Albans all day Monday. (Sabine Poux / Vermont Public)
Bill and Liz Jaeger, traveled to St. Albans from Bergenfield, New Jersey, for the eclipse weekend.
“The people here in St. Albans are awesome. They’re really, really friendly,” Bill said. The Jaegers are headed to watch the eclipse from Cohen Park. (Sabine Poux / Vermont Public)
Maggie Miller, 6, and Libby Miller, 4, practice wearing eclipse glasses in St. Albans on Monday morning. (Katie Miller / Vermont Public)
Sara Luneau, 57, poses at Jay Peak ski resort in Jay, Vermont, Monday, April 8, 2024. Luneau and her 16-year-old niece are among the lucky 100 or so skiers and snowboarders who will get a chance to ride the tram to the top of the mountain and view the eclipse from nearly 4,000 feet elevation.  (Susan Haigh / Associated Press)
The Newman family drove up from McLean, Virginia, in a rented RV to watch the eclipse from the Green Mountain Mall parking lot in St. Johnsbury. The family was considering driving to Texas or Ohio, but they headed to the northeast after reading the weather report two days ago. (Howard Weiss-Tisman / Vermont Public)
Eclipse watchers gather on the lawn of United Community Church in St. Johnsbury, Vermont the morning of Monday, April 8. (Karen Anderson / Vermont Public )
Eight Teslas, all from out of state, are plugged into charging stations in Williston on Monday morning. About a dozen more electric vehicles wait in line. (Mary Engisch / Vermont Public)
Scott Wood of Wood Family Sugarbush in Kirby is set up with jugs of maple syrup at Green Mountain Mall in St. Johnsbury on Monday morning. (Howard Weiss-Tisman / Vermont Public)
Paul Palmer, owner of Palmer Lane Maple in Jericho, shows off an eclipse-themed maple creemee pie that he is selling this weekend. Photographed Sunday, April 7. (April McCullum / Vermont Public )
One of the lion statues outside the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury wears a giant pair of eclipse glasses Sunday, April 7.  (Peter Engisch / Vermont Public)
Ben & Jerry's scoop shop on Church Street in Burlington drew a long line Sunday afternoon as crowds arrived from all over the country to view the eclipse the following day. (Anna Ste. Marie / Vermont Public )
New Jersey resident Ken Koch came to Burlington to view his second total solar eclipse. He saw the 2017 eclipse in South Carolina.  (Liam Elder-Connors / Vermont Public)
The Jericho Center Country Store advertises blue moon creemees and eclipse gear on Sunday.  (April McCullum / Vermont Public )
Posters advertise the eclipse alongside maple syrup and other Vermont attractions at the Interstate 89 northbound rest stop in Williston on Saturday. (April McCullum / Vermont Public )
A sign outside Halvorson's on Church Street in Burlington advertises $5 bloody marys on Sunday, April 7. (Abagael Giles / Vermont Public)
A row of porta-potties await eclipse watchers on Main Street in St. Johnsbury on Monday, April 8. (Howard Weiss-Tisman / Vermont Public)