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Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in New York State!

Witness Totality on April 8, 2024

A total solar eclipse is truly a once in a lifetime experience, happening in the same place only once every 400 years.

New York is the perfect place to take in the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024, starting shortly after 2pm, as visitors within a 124-mile wide path stretching from Chautauqua-Allegheny to the majestic Niagara Falls in Greater Niagara, over the pristine Finger Lakes, mighty Adirondacks, and magical Thousand Islands-Seaway get a front row seat to this extraordinary cosmic occurrence. Feel the energy and excitement as cities and towns in the path of totality take on a festival-like atmosphere, with many from the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory to the Rochester Museum & Science Center hosting special events attracting viewers from near and far all coming to be part of an experience like no other.

Come experience totality in New York!

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Path of Totality

A graphic showing the path of the total solar eclipse across New York State

Explore New York's Regions of Totality


The Cloudsplitter Gondola ride at Whiteface Mountain

With six million acres of forever wild landscape to discover, the Adirondacks promise to be one of the most scenic places to view the 2024 eclipse.


Panama Rocks Scenic Park - Photo  by Jonathan Weston

Discover great outdoor adventures, taste local wines, and laugh it up at the National Comedy Center in New York's enchanting southwest.


Vineyard and Seneca Lake along Route 414 Hector, NY Schuyler County, Finger Lakes Region

Eleven pristine lakes surrounded by natural beauty, world-class museums, and wine trails perfect for raising a toast to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


Niagara Falls State Park

Experience the eclipse with one of Earth's great natural wonders, Niagara Falls, as a backdrop, discover famous architecture, and enjoy world-famous wings.


Singer Castle

Discover this freshwater paradise for sightseeing and recreation in a fairy tale wonderland full of castles to add a touch of whimsy to your eclipse getaway.

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2024 Eclipse: FAQs
  • What time will the eclipse occur?

    The table below lists the predicted phase times and duration for New York State areas in the path of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

    Buffalo 2:04:56 PM 3:18:20 PM 3:22:06 PM 4:32:10 PM
    Jamestown 2:03:38 PM 3:17:55 PM 3:20:46 PM 4:31:43 PM
    Plattsburgh 2:14:03 PM 3:25:44 PM 3:29:18 PM 4:37:07 PM
    Rochester 2:07:00 PM 3:20:08 PM 3:23:47 PM 4:33:26 PM
    Syracuse 2:09:01 PM 3:23:03 PM 3:24:30 PM 4:34:49 PM
    Watertown 2:10:05 PM 3:22:33 PM 3:26:12 PM 4:35:01 PM


  • How can I safely view the eclipse?

    NEVER look directly at the sun through binoculars, a telescope or with your unaided eye, without proper safety filters. Click here for information on eclipse glasses and viewing safety tips.

  • How can I learn more about the eclipse?

    There are several resources available online to learn more about the eclipse. Here are a few links to get you started: