1708950992 Solar eclipse observation points in the region

Solar eclipse observation points in the region

SCIENCE. With the first total solar eclipse in Quebec since 1972 and the last in more than 80 years, on April 8, the population will have the chance to observe a rare phenomenon in the south of the province, including in Estrie.

In addition, some activities related to the transition of the Moon between the Sun and the Earth are organized in the region.

On the Bromont side, the activities on the Place publique side or on the Germain-Désourdy campus are carried out by the Fédération des astronomers amateurs du Québec.

Guides also accompany hikers to the peaks of Monts Bernard, Horizon and Spruce in the Parc des Sommets.

The Bromont chairlift, mountain of experiences, is also open.

Frelighsburg Town Hall also welcomes visitors who want to observe the phenomenon.

A guided tour of the Au Diable Vert open-air planetarium is planned in Sutton.

Mont Sutton also organizes activities in its car park and in the Le Tucker bar.

Visitors are also invited to watch the eclipse at Duhamel Park in Bedford Township.


Solar eclipses occur several times a year, but are only visible in certain locations on Earth.

However, solar eclipses are becoming increasingly rare, approximately every 18 months.

According to the group of specialists in astronomy and popular science, the total solar eclipse will be visible in Sutton for 3 minutes and 30 seconds from 3:26 p.m. The solar eclipse will be partially observable from 2:15 p.m. to 4:37 p.m.

This is one of the areas of the province where the solar eclipse will last the longest.

For its part, the Canadian Space Agency reminds us that it is very important not to look directly at the Sun, without adequate protection or with glasses specifically designed for observing a solar eclipse.

In Quebec, the next solar eclipse will first be seen in the Magdalen Islands before moving towards Beauce, Estrie and Centre-du-Québec, Montérégie and Montreal, heading towards southern Ontario and then part of the Midwest, Texas and Mexico covered.

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    The Observstars at Au Diable Vert in Sutton welcome visitors to watch the solar eclipse. (Photo: Courtesy of Michel St-Jean)

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