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Solar Eclipses

Let’s Get Prepared!

Two solar eclipses will occur in NYS within a six-month time frame. This rare and exceptional circumstance will make New York, especially the Finger Lakes Region, a magnet for hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the United States.

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross over portions of New York. The sun will appear as a “ring of fire” around the moon. During the annular eclipse, looking directly at the sun without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing is never safe.

Following the annular eclipse, a total solar eclipse will take place on Monday, April 8, 2024. The moon will pass between the sun and the Earth, causing a complete block of the face of the sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk, and Livingston County will experience a total eclipse for approximately 3 minutes and 33 seconds (the longest totality in Caledonia). Eclipse viewers should never look directly at the sun without appropriate eye protection except during totality. This will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2144.

We want you to be prepared! Livingston County Tourism has established a number of resources and funding opportunities to help prepare for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse that will take place on April 8, 2024. Extensive research has gone into preparing for this event including gathering information from places affected by the 2017 eclipse.

One of the most challenging planning aspects is determining how many people may visit Livingston County for this event. The Finger Lakes Region is considered one of the premier locations to view the eclipse due to our proximity to major cities combined with our already robust tourism industry.

With the potential for a large influx of crowds, we encourage all businesses and organizations to become familiar with the upcoming eclipse dates and begin preparing accordingly. Please review the following to see how your business or organization can prepare for the upcoming eclipses.

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