STOW, VT. (WHDH) — The sun was entirely blocked out by the moon during a total solar eclipse in northern Vermont on Monday, a moment many people have been anticipating the day for a long, long time.

Hundreds of people gathered behind a brewery in Stow and the crowd cheered as the moment of totality took everyone’s breath away. One woman was in tears because her father passed away recently and they had planned on seeing it together.

Max, 12, from Hampton, New Hampshire, said he traveled to Vermont for the “once-in-a-lifetime experience” which was “really eye opening.”

Total Eclipses in New England in the past century:

January 1925 – Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts
August 1932 – Northern New England
October 1959 – Boston
July 1963 – Maine
March, 1970 – Nantucket

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