Skiing Under the 2024 Solar Eclipse at Cannon Mtn, New Hampshire

Skiing Under the 2024 Solar Eclipse at Cannon Mtn, New Hampshire

Images: Courtesy of Cannon Mountain

On April 8, 2024, North America witnessed a solar eclipse, the first since 2017 and the last for another two decades. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, casting a shadow onto specific parts around the globe. The areas most affected by this shadow are known as the path of totality. The light fades like a scene right out of a science fiction movie, and in a beautifully slow dance, the moon seems to consume the sun. Day turns to night in an instant that reminds us of our fragile place in the cosmos. Around noon, skiers riding at resorts such as Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire, were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: skiing under a solar eclipse.

While New Hampshire wasn’t directly in the path of totality, it was a sidewall length away. We reached out to our friends at Cannon to see if they had captured the moment, and sure enough, they had. Take a look at these stellar photos of a few lucky skiers as they revel beneath the solar wonder. Skiing inside of spaceship Earth is always awesome, but doing so during a solar eclipse makes it extra special.

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