On Monday, April 8, 2024, at 3:20pm, for 3 minutes and 38 seconds, Rochester, NY will be in the path of totality of the next Great American Total Solar Eclipse. We are inviting regional, national, and international media to come experience it with us.
The last time we experienced totality as a country was August 21, 2017. The 2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse stretched from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeastern coast of the U.S. The April 8, 2024 eclipse takes a different path: It starts on the West Coast of Mexico, moves up through Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Ohio, Erie PA, Buffalo, Rochester, the top of the Finger Lakes and Central New York, through the Adirondacks and the northern tips of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, and out through the Canadian Maritimes. The eclipse will not pass through the U.S. East Coast, which means Rochester is the closest city to the major Northeast metropolitan regions. We are expecting 375,000 visit to our area during week preceding the eclipse. Rochester is the optics and photonics capital of the world, as well as the home of play. We are the City that Made Light FUN. We have been preparing for these 3 minutes and 38 seconds of darkness for the past seven years.
We are ready to welcome regional, national, and international media to our area as the premiere destination to broadcast the eclipse to the world. Come play with light with us.
The Rochester community is planning dozens of events and activities for both locals and visitors to make the most of the eclipse: Everyone under the sun is invited! Head to RochesterEclipse2024.org for local info.
We'll keep you posted about everything we're planning!