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  Watch it Live !!       

The TOTAL Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Is a 'Once-in-a-Lifetime' Event


       Totality begins at 2:04 pm EDT **     

How Cool is this !!  Daylight will temporarily turn into Night and a glowing Ring of Fire called the Corona will encircle the eclipsed Sun ..

You can watch the Event live by wearing special protective glasses  as the Shadow of Totality traverses across Western NY, the Northern Finger Lakes, Thousand Islands, and Adirondacks on its way to New England and Canada.
The last Total Solar Eclipse  in NY State was over 100 years ago, and occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun & Earth - completely blocking out the Sun's rays for several minutes.

All of NY State will be able to see some portion of the Eclipse, but shaded areas on the Map (left, courtesy of www.eclipse2024.org ) represent the spectacular Path of Totality. 

    **   If you're planning an 'Eclipse Party' in an area close to the Path of Totality, early reservations for lodgings (of all kinds) are recommended. Outdoor activities, planetarium expos & more are expected to draw visitors from around the Country and the World.

Eclipse2024.org  has all the science and information you need to fully understand the Eclipse of 2024.

Space.com reports  that the '24 Eclipse will be more spectacular than most because of its correspondence with a Solar Maximum .. (Read More)


 Best Places to See the Total Eclipse > 


Turn 4 minutes of fun into 4 Days in the Chautauqua Lake Erie Region! Experience the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Chautauqua County, NY, one of the top spots in the world to witness this rare celestial event. Learn more about lodging, events and more on TourChautauqua.com.

            Visit the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau
    Finger Lakes & Central NY - Syracuse, RochesterIrondequoit, Skaneateles, Geneseo, Geneva, Seneca Falls, Fairport, Sodus Bay, Fair Haven, Auburn, Canandaigua, and Palmyra.

Join us at Genesee Country Village & Museum for a once-in-a-century experience on Monday, April 8: view a total solar eclipse in a 19th-century village! Plus, enjoy hands-on 19th-century citizen science in the Historic Village, magic lantern shows in the Gallery, science programming in the Nature Center, and more.

              Visis the Genesee Country Village & Museum    

    The Adirondacks - Plattsburgh

 On April 8 the Adirondack Coast, more specifically Plattsburgh, NY, will be on the path of totality for one of nature’s greatest spectacles, the total solar eclipse – a literal once in a lifetime event!  For nearly four minutes - one of the longest durations of any other stop in New York State - the moon will block out the sun and plunge us into darkness, a phenomenon that New York will not see again for decades.  Mind Blown, right?  And we can tell you that just being close by is NOT good enough!

            Visit the Adirondack Coast


Eclipse Glasses are a Must - NEVER look directly at the Sun without eye protection !
Order Eclipse Glasses, Phone Camera Filter & App, Apparel, Optical Instruments, Collectables & References from the following websites:


Genesee Country Museum