April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
At 3:32 PM on April 8, 2024, our sun will disappear from the sky. Surely, that means the end of days… an apocalypse, if you will.
Oh, hey! Don’t worry! It’ll only be gone for 3 minutes and 18 seconds! It’s not the apocalypse, it’s the ALPACALIPS. Yes, we think we’re hilarious.
April 8 is when the total solar eclipse comes to Maine, and according to forecasts, the farm is perfectly situated for the best possible viewing.
A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. It’s super creepy, so it’s no wonder early humans saw them as the end of days.
Total solar eclipses are rare events. Although they occur somewhere on Earth every 18 months on average, it is estimated that they recur at any given place only once every 360 to 410 years, on average.
Let’s face it: Houlton is going to be absolutely packed. Tons of traffic, tons of people, and not a single emu to be found.
We would like to invite you to come out to the farm for this historic celestial event. It should be a little (lot) more low-key, and we have plenty of open sky for your viewing/photographing/videoing pleasure.
We’re not going to charge admission, but will have some eclipse viewing glasses for sale, as well as some fun merch and swag. Both the Farm Shop and SAASMaine’s “The Bunker” will be open.
There is no way to make the Eclipse more memorable than to spend it with alpacas and sheep, or be bitten by a large flightless bird.. all while supporting a fantastic northern Maine small farm.
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