Solar Eclipse on April 8th

The Solar Eplipse, a Unique Phenomenon

On April 8, our beautiful Brome-Missisquoi region will have the immense privilege of being one of the best places in Quebec to observe the solar eclipse. An exceptional astronomical event not to be missed, since the next eclipse will take place in 2106! Here's everything you need to know to make the most of this unique experience.

Where to Watch the Eclipse in Sutton?

The eclipse will be visible in Sutton starting at 2:15 PM when the moon begins to obscure the sun. The total eclipse is expected around 3:22 PM, lasting approximately three and a half minutes, during which we'll be in the shadow of the moon, experiencing darkness and a slight drop in temperature. The phenomenon will conclude around 4:37 PM.

To observe the eclipse effectively, it's essential to be at locations with a clear view of the sky. Even if the sky is cloudy, you can still experience the descending night.

Children's activity

organized by the Sutton Municipal and School Library

On Sunday,April 7, the day before the solar eclipse,the Recretion and Community life and Culture departement is offering a fun activity for children aged 8 to 12: a mini-rocket crafting workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the library.

  • Free for Sutton residents or $10 for non-residents.
  • Registration is available online now through the ACLoisirs platform.
  • If you haven't created an account yet, please refer to the account creation procedure.
  • If you already have an account but need assistance with registration, please consult the registration procedure.
  • For any support or information, email [email protected].


by local artists on the theme of the Eclipse Sutton

Tourism is organizing an exhibition featuring local artists who have been invited to submit small-scale artworks on the theme of the eclipse or, more broadly, on astronomy: the moon, space, stars, the sun, and more.

The artworks, including paintings, sculptures, or other artistic mediums, will be on display from March 25th to April 10th at the Tourist Office in Sutton, 27 Principale N. Some of the pieces will be available for purchase.

Safety instructions

Special eclipse glasses: never look directly at the sun without special glasses designed for observing a solar eclipse. These glasses must meet safety standards and be certified.

Solar filters for telescopes and binoculars: if you use optical instruments such as telescopes or binoculars, make sure you install special solar filters to protect them. Never look through these instruments without appropriate filters.

Avoid unsafe substitutes: never use ordinary sunglasses, sunglasses, photographic film or other non-approved methods of observing the sun. These methods do not provide adequate protection.

Limited observation time: limit the amount of time you spend looking directly at the sun, even with special glasses. Take regular breaks to rest your eyes.

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