Countdown to Celestial wonder

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Houlton, ME Prepares for Total Solar Eclipse

In less than 50 days, the quaint town of Houlton, Maine, will play host to a spectacular celestial event: a total solar eclipse. As anticipation builds within the community, preparations are underway to welcome visitors from far and wide who seek to witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon.

The excitement is palpable as locals gear up to showcase their hospitality and charm. A flurry of events is being meticulously planned and added to the community event calendar, which is being curated by WHOU 100.1 fm, our Official Maine Eclipse radio station. Whether it’s stargazing parties, educational workshops, or live music performances, there will be something for everyone to enjoy leading up to and during the eclipse.

For those tuning in from out of town, WHOU 100.1fm will be the go-to source for constant updates on what’s happening, traffic conditions, and critical information. Their comprehensive coverage will ensure that visitors are well-informed and can make the most of their eclipse experience.

As the countdown to the celestial spectacle draws nearer, the town is eagerly awaiting the lau0nch of the Maine Eclipse app at the end of February. This innovative app will revolutionize the eclipse experience for visitors, providing a countdown accurate to the second based on GPS coordinates. With the ability to receive alerts, visitors will know precisely when it’s safe to remove their protective glasses and when to put them back on.

But the Maine Eclipse app offers more than just countdowns and safety alerts. It will also serve as a valuable resource, offering information on potential parking locations, details about Star Parks, and a comprehensive listing of events happening in and around Houlton. Visitors can stay up to date on important alerts by subscribing to push notifications, ensuring a seamless and informed eclipse experience.

Recognizing the potential strain on cell phone towers due to the influx of visitors, Pioneer Broadband has stepped up to the plate. They have generously implemented a plan to create hotspots at designated Star Parks, providing free WiFi access to help visitors stay connected during their visit. This thoughtful initiative ensures that visitors can share their eclipse experiences with friends and family in real-time without worrying about connectivity issues.

With less than 50 days to go, Houlton, Maine, is abuzz with excitement as it prepares to welcome visitors for the total solar eclipse. From the diverse array of events to the cutting-edge Maine Eclipse app and the thoughtful provision of free WiFi access, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure that visitors have an unforgettable and seamless eclipse experience. So mark your calendars, pack your protective glasses, and get ready to witness a celestial wonder in the charming town of Houlton.