With mainly sunny skies, expect a high around 86 today, along with a southwest wind at 5-10 mph. Today’s solar eclipse will be visible from Dracut, starting at 1:27 PM and ending at 3:58 PM. The peak of the eclipse is at 2:46 PM, when 63% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. With that said, never look directly at the sun; use eclipse glasses, a pinhole projector, or other proper protection to view today’s eclipse. SUNGLASSES DO NOT WORK!
NASA will also be live streaming eclipse coverage at https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive/ from 12 PM to 4 PM, which will include views within the areas of totality. (The path of totality enters the U.S. in the Pacific Northwest, also running through the Midwest, and leaving the country in the Southeast.)
Also, a few scattered clouds cannot be ruled out today.
Speaking of eclipses and their paths of totality, we will get a much closer pass with a solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, when we will have 94% of the Sun obscured here, and that eclipse’s totality will run through northern New England.
Have a great day!