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  Experience it LIVE on Monday, April 8 ..       

  The Eclipse will begin at approximately 2:00 pm EDT in Western NY and reach

Totality for 3 minutes and 20 seconds starting at 3:20, depending on the 

The Eclipse Moves along a line from West to East  


How Cool is this !!  For 3 1/2 minutes, Daylight will turn into darkness 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 Northern Adirondacks on its way to New England and Canada.
The last Total Solar Eclipse  in NY State was 99 years ago and the next one will be in 2079. A Total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Sun & Earth - and completely blocks out the Sun's rays.

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 traveling to an 'Eclipse Party' or 'Getaway' in an area close to the Path of Totality, you should allow extra time for congested roadways and travel.
 Outdoor activities, planetarium expos & more are expected to draw many visitors from around the U.S. 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)

In the Jan 3, 2024 Edition of Scientific American Magazine,  Johnathan O'Callaghan notes "North America will soon be treated to one of the rarest of heavenly delights: a total solar eclipse. On April 8 the moon will pass in front of our star, projecting a sun-devouring shadow across the entire continent, all the way from the city of Mazatlán, Mexico to the very easterly edge of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The moon’s shadow will take some two and a half hours to cover that ground, turning day into night for up to four minutes for the millions of onlookers in its path. Yet it is not just the general public that is eagerly anticipating this event, the last total solar eclipse to occur across North America until 2044. Scientists are preparing several unique experiments for the occasion, using the eclipse to glimpse some of the sun’s closest-held secrets—and to study some of its subtle effects on Earth." .. More ..


      Great Places to Observe Totality   


Cross two items off your bucket list and come witness the 2024 total solar eclipse in Niagara Falls USA! Beginning on April 4, 2024, scientists, subject-matter experts and astronauts from NASA will be providing programming and exhibits throughout Niagara Falls USA. Find lodging, events, and shop commemorative eclipse merchandise.

            Visit Niagara Falls
   Chautauqua-Allegany Region - Including:  Chautauqua County, Chautauqua, Jamestown, Mayville, Fredonia


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 - Including:  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    

 Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes

Cayuga county is full of wide-open spaces and unobscured viewing locations perfect for viewing this amazing event! There are plenty of accommodations, state parks and things to discover that will leave you just as amazed as the sight of the eclipse.

              Tour Cayuga Country    


    The Adirondacks - Plattsburgh

n 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


 Other Featured Places for Solar Eclipse Weekend Activities - Sullivan County in the Catskills

 Agreat portion of the Eclipse can still be seen throughout Upstate NY, so come join us for a celebration of this amazing event ! And, don't forget your glasses, for even though totality and corona will not form here, the view will still be breathtaking as the moon's shadow passes over us. Check with various restaurants and lodgings for great places to party and stay.

            Visit Sullivan County 


Eclipse Glasses are a Must - NEVER look directly at the Sun without eye protection !

Use Extra Care while driving, and turn Headlights on During totality.


 For a Fun 'at Home'  Project - Build a Pin-hole Viewing Box

Order ISO-Certified Eclipse Glasses, Phone Camera Filter & App, Apparel, Optical Instruments, Collectables & References from the following websites: