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Total Solar Eclipse in New York: Everything You Need to Know about the April 8, 2024 Event

The solar eclipse of April 8, 2024 will be total in Upstate New York.

When will the total solar eclipse occur in New York?

  • The next total solar eclipse will be visible in New York State on April 8, 2024. This spectacular phenomenon, during which the moon hides the sun, will begin a few minutes after 2 p.m. and end around 4:30 p.m.
  • The eclipse will be visible throughout New York State, with the total solar eclipse stretching approximately 100 miles (160 km) wide from Plattsburgh to Buffalo in the northern part of the state. The eclipse will also be visible from Niagara Falls, offering an even more surreal spectacle! Night will then intervene in broad daylight for 4 long minutes.
  • The solar eclipse will reach 89% from New York City, which is obviously still particularly impressive. At the peak of the eclipse, the sun will only shine 11% in New York City!
  • If you are in New York in April, don’t miss this exceptional phenomenon: a total solar eclipse occurs in the same place only every 375 years!

How to see the solar eclipse in New York?

  • To witness the spectacle of the moon passing in front of the sun, you must first hope that the weather conditions are favorable. In case of overcast skies, the phenomenon will necessarily be less impressive.
  • I advise you to go to Central Park, which will be the main gathering place for the public in New York. Central Park does indeed have the advantage of offering a clear horizon, particularly the lawns of Sheep Meadow. Activities will also be specially organized for the occasion and you will be able to meet astronomers and experts. Other city parks will also be great places to witness the phenomenon, including Bryant Park and Battery Park. The Brooklyn Heights promenade will be another popular location, for its view of the Manhattan skyline.
  • An important recommendation: if the phenomenon will be perfectly visible to the naked eye, you should definitely look at the sun through special glasses. Above all, never look at the sun directly with your naked eye: the burns generated are irreversible. You will have no difficulty finding glasses in New York for a few dollars, in supermarkets and drugstores. Make sure that the glasses you buy are compliant and display the ISO 12312-2 standard.

Trajectory plan

The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 will cross New York State from west to east.

The event poster

On the occasion of this exceptional event, New York State released a very successful special poster. The State actually intends to capitalize on the event to attract American and international tourists. The poster chants a simple but effective slogan: “Come for the eclipse, stay for New York State!” »

The special poster published by the State of New York.

frequently asked Questions

When will the total solar eclipse occur in New York?

The next total solar eclipse will take place on April 8, 2024 in New York, from approximately 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The phenomenon will be visible from across New York State. In New York City, located in the very south of the state, the phenomenon will be 89% visible.

What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse is a cosmic event during which the moon passes between the sun and the earth. The shadow of the moon then hides the surface of the sun. At the peak of the phenomenon, the earth is then plunged into darkness for several minutes. Night in the middle of the day!

Didier Forray

Journalist specializing in tourism, I founded the CNEWYORK site in 1999 and I am also the author of the reference guide DESTINATION NEW YORK.

2024-03-08 08:05:01
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