Meet the eclipse chasers that traveled to rural Maine

Enjoy the sights — and even the sounds — from Houlton as thousands enjoyed the solar eclipse.
The solar eclipse as seen near a clock in Houlton, Maine.
Photo by Roger McCord.

On April 8, the small town of Houlton, Maine became a national attraction as a key site for the first U.S. solar eclipse since 2017.

In this episode of Chasing Maine, we talk to NASA experts, astronomers and curious eclipse chasers.

Plus, a remarkable video clip captures the astounding 60-second change as downtown Houlton goes from a 98 percent partial eclipse to total occlusion of the sun.

Chasing Maine is a video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Follow the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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