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Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in New York

Witness Totality on April 8, 2024

A total solar eclipse is truly a once in a lifetime experience. Occurring in the same place only once every 400 years, New York State will be at the center of it all on April 8, 2024.

Get a front row seat to this extraordinary cosmic occurrence at amazing places and special events as the total solar eclipse cuts a 124-mile path across the Empire State — from Chautauqua-Allegheny to the majestic Niagara Falls in Greater Niagara, over the pristine Finger Lakes, mighty Adirondacks, and magical Thousand Islands-Seaway.

With so much to do and see, beat the post-eclipse traffic rush and stay an extra day (or two!) to explore New York State’s splendor.

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Eclipse Map & Times

The eclipse will begin in western New York shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Full totality will begin in Chautauqua County at 3:17 p.m., moving through the state to Plattsburgh at 3:25 p.m. Locations in the path of totality could experience total darkness for up to 4 minutes. 

Jamestown 2:03:38 PM 3:17:55 PM 3:20:46 PM 4:31:43 PM
Buffalo 2:04:56 PM 3:18:20 PM 3:22:06 PM 4:32:10 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
Plattsburgh 2:14:03 PM 3:25:44 PM 3:29:18 PM 4:37:07 PM
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Get Eclipse Glasses

For more information on where to find eclipse viewing glasses, including limited edition I LOVE NY glasses, click here

Eclipse Viewing Safety Tips


  • Remember to protect your eyes with specialized solar viewing glasses.
  • Check traffic before heading out for this epic event.
  • Prepare for the weather.
  • If camping, bring the proper gear and watch out for ticks.

These are just some of the many tips to keep in mind to have a safe and enjoyable eclipse viewing experience in New York. For full health and safety information, click here.

Find An Eclipse Viewing Spot

From the roaring Niagara Falls to historic Olympic venues, discover some of the best places to experience the 2024 total solar eclipse in New York State's regions in the path of totality.

Find an Eclipse Event

Swipe through to discover out-of-this-world eclipse happenings in New York State and check out our full calendar of eclipse events.

Take Our Eclipse Quiz!


How much do you know about the total solar eclipse? Put your knowledge to the test and take our quiz to see how prepared you are for this extraordinary cosmic occasion.


Find tips on how to have a safe and enjoyable eclipse viewing experience, resources for educators, and fun activities for families and kids.

2024 Total Solar Eclipse: FAQs

2024 Eclipse: FAQs

I LOVE NY Eclipse Playlist

Whether you're getting hyped for the big day, need a road trip playlist, or want some viewing party tunes, here's your soundtrack to watching the 2024 total solar eclipse in New York State on April 8!

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