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Celebrate the Solar Eclipse Weekend at the Venetian Cocktail and Soda Lounge!

As the solar eclipse approaches, the Venetian Cocktail and Soda Lounge is thrilled to announce a stellar lineup of events to celebrate this celestial spectacle in Burlington, Vermont. Join us at 266 Pine St #122, Burlington, VT 05401, for a weekend filled with music, entertainment, and the wonders of the cosmos.

The total solar eclipse over Burlington, Vermont, on Monday, April 8, 2024, will occur as follows:

  • Start of Partial Eclipse: 2:14 p.m. EDT

  • Start of Totality: 3:26 p.m. EDT

  • End of Totality: 3:29 p.m. EDT

  • End of Partial Eclipse: 4:37 p.m. EDT


Space Cadet Cosmic Lounge

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 5:00pm-8:00pm

Kick off the eclipse weekend with our Space Cadet Cosmic Lounge event! Enjoy space-age lounge music paired with our signature cocktails, craft sodas, and mocktails. The atmosphere transforms with Space Trance Techno music, setting the stage for a live show with the talented Frankie White starting at 8pm.

Frankie White Live Performance

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 8:00pm-10:00pm

Continue the cosmic journey with Frankie White's enchanting live performance. Let the music elevate your spirit as we celebrate the night away.

Dave Marchant and Bob Gagnon Jazz Duo

Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 5:00pm-7:00pm

The weekend continues with the smooth and sultry sounds of the Dave Marchant and Bob Gagnon Jazz Duo. Immerse yourself in the elegance of jazz as we gear up for another night of festivities.

Saturday on Saturn: Featuring Thea Wren Band

Saturday, April 6, 2024 | 8:00pm-10:00pm

Thea Wren Band takes the stage for "Saturday on Saturn," promising an unforgettable evening of music and merriment. Join us for a journey through sound that's as captivating as the celestial bodies.

Venetian Karaoke

Sunday, April 7, 2024 | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Unleash your inner superstar at our Venetian Karaoke night! With a 7-speaker sound system, signature cocktails, and an electrifying atmosphere, it's the perfect prelude to the eclipse.


Monday, April 8, 2024 | 11:00am-10:00pm

The main event: our VT ECLIPSE Party! Spend the day with us as we witness the solar eclipse, a rare and mesmerizing phenomenon. With a full day of activities, music, and themed refreshments, it's the perfect way to experience the eclipse in Burlington.

What is an eclipse? A quick lesson in celestial bodies.

Imagine, if you will, the cosmic dance of celestial bodies, so vast and yet so harmonious, that occasionally they align in a spectacle that has inspired awe and wonder through the ages. Solar and lunar eclipses, my dear friends, are not merely events but are profound demonstrations of the elegance and predictability of the cosmos.

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon, in its orbit around Earth, positions itself directly between the Sun and Earth. This alignment casts a shadow upon Earth's surface, briefly turning day into an eerie twilight. There are three types of solar eclipses: total, partial, and annular. In a total eclipse, the Moon completely obscures the Sun, allowing us to gaze, with proper protection, at the Sun's ethereal corona. A partial eclipse happens when only a part of the Sun is obscured, and during an annular eclipse, the Moon is too far from Earth to completely cover the Sun, leaving a "ring of fire" visible in the sky.

Conversely, a lunar eclipse unfolds when Earth positions itself between the Sun and the Moon, casting its shadow upon the Moon. This event can only occur during a full moon, and when the conditions are right, the Moon can appear to take on a reddish hue, often called a "Blood Moon." This reddening effect is due to Earth's atmosphere bending some sunlight into the shadowed area, with the longer wavelengths of light (red) being more effective in reaching the Moon.

Eclipses are not merely accidents of nature but are predictable events, meticulously calculable by the laws of celestial mechanics. They remind us of the clockwork precision of the universe, a ballet choreographed by gravity, where each celestial body moves in an intricate but understandable path.

Ancient civilizations were both bewildered and fascinated by eclipses, often interpreting them as omens or divine messages. Today, armed with the knowledge of astronomy, we understand that these events are not supernatural but are beautiful examples of the natural order, revealing not only the beauty of the universe but also the power of human curiosity and our relentless pursuit of understanding.

So, as we stand under the shadow of an eclipse, let us remember that we are part of this vast universe, spectators to its grandeur, and yet also explorers, driven by an insatiable desire to comprehend its mysteries. Eclipses, in their awe-inspiring beauty, are yet another path through which we seek that understanding.



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