Photos and videos Mainers captured during the total solar eclipse

By Leela Stockley, Bangor Daily News Staff

April 8’s celestial event is one that will linger in most people’s minds for a while to come. The spectacular display as the moon occluded the sun had Mainers looking safely skyward, and many captured totality and the landscape in pictures and videos.

That includes an incredible time-lapse photo captured by Isaac Crabtree in Monson. The picture he created shows the path that the sun and the moon took when passing over Maine on Monday afternoon, drawing around 500 people out to the Piscataquis County town. 

Here’s some more views that eclipse spectators captured from across the state.

Photo courtesy of Isaac Crabtree
TIMELAPSE — This timelapse photo created by Isaac Crabtree shows the path the sun and moon took during the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8 in Monson.

A time-lapse video shows the region surrounding Katahdin as the moon moves across the sun. Many likely noticed the odd shadows during the eclipse, as the sky went dark while the sun was still high above the horizon. The shadowing offered a unique view, and this video captures Katahdin shadowed in the false dusk. 


Tam Trafford and her husband, Jimmy Crain, traveled to an open field in Sherman with a view of Katahdin during the total solar eclipse. The couple, who are in their 60s, didn’t see another soul while on a picnic during the event. Pictured alongside Trafford and Crain are their dogs Wally and Poe. 

Trafford noted that after the experience, she and Crain are planning to view more eclipses in the future. Another total solar eclipse will pass over a small section of Alaska in March 2033, and the next to cross the contiguous U.S. will be on August 22, 2044 with totality passing over North Dakota and Montana. 

But a total solar eclipse will be visible from Australia and New Zealand on July 22, 2028. 


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