The Totality: Experiencing the Solar Eclipse Over Lake Champlain

On April 8, 2024, the skies over Burlington, Vermont, were graced with a rare and awe-inspiring celestial event: a total solar eclipse. This remarkable occurrence, where the moon completely obscured the sun, provided a once-in-a-lifetime experience for residents and visitors alike. And as property managers deeply invested in our community, we were thrilled to share this momentous event with you.

The anticipation leading up to this phenomenon originally raised concerns, as around 200,000 travelers were expected to arrive in Burlington for the weekend. Eclipse enthusiasts scouted out suitable viewing locations in advance, considering factors such as parking availability, crowds, and accessibility. Schools and businesses closed in preparation for the event, hotels sold out, roads closed all for good reason.

Eclipse at totality from Cambrian Rise

The total solar eclipse unfolded around 3:20pm as the moon passed between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on the Earth’s surface. For those fortunate enough to witness it, the experience was nothing short of magical. As the moon perfectly aligned with the sun, the sky darkened, stars became visible, and the sun’s corona—a luminous halo of plasma—glowed around the edges of the moon.

Here in Burlington, we got to experience the totality over Lake Champlain. During those few minutes the air got colder and the whole city got quiet as we all became witness to a sacred union of the sun, moon, mountains, water, and stars. It was truly a breathtaking display of nature’s grandeur that captivated all who beheld it.

Our residents gathered on the building verandas to share the experience with neighbors and friends. There is no absence of gratitude when your own home is a prime viewing location for a once in a lifetime experience, one that clearly so many travel long and far to be a part of.

As your trusted property management company, we were honored to be a part of this momentous event and share it with our community. Whether you were a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, we hope the eclipse inspired you to marvel at the magnificence of the universe and embrace the wonders of the cosmos.

As we reflect on the spectacle of the total solar eclipse, let us cherish the memories and look forward to future celestial events that remind us of the beauty and majesty of our world. Thank you for joining us in celebrating this extraordinary moment in history.

Published: Apr 16, 2024.