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2024 Total Solar Eclipse

A Total Solar Eclipse is one of the most spectacular natural events on Earth – and on the afternoon of Monday, April 8, 2024, New Yorkers in the western and northern parts of the state will be able to witness this rare occurrence! Between 3:15 pm and 3:30 pm, the moon will pass between the earth and sun, turning day into night for up to 4 minutes.

The 2024 Solar Eclipse is the first Total Eclipse over New York State in 99 Years!
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Solar eclipses occur when the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up, either fully or partially. Learn More about Solar Eclipses from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Have a safe and enjoyable eclipse viewing experience with I LOVE NY‘s Health and Safety Tips!

Learn How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely


Tune in to WPBS-TV on Wednesday, April 3 at 8:00 pm for the NOVA special “The Great American Eclipse” – with an encore on Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 pm.



LIVESTREAM the path of totality with NOVA and NASA scientists from the Kerrville Eclipse Festival in Kerrville, Texas the day of the total solar eclipse. Tune in to WPBS-TV on Monday, April 8 beginning at 12:00 noon to watch the broadcast of the eclipse live or register here to livestream online.


Eclipse Times

Watertown, New York | Eclipse Timeline

2024 Eclipse with The Sky Guy

Click here and Learn how to keep your eyes safe during an eclipse and understand the eclipse’s path with these short videos.

*Videos Courtesy of New Hampshire PBS




Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers

Relative Sizes and Distances of the Sun and Moon | Eclipse Over America | PBS LearningMedia
Eclipse Chasers | PBS LearningMedia
Solar Eclipses | PBS LearningMedia
Total Solar Eclipse Animation | PBS LearningMedia
How to Watch the Solar Eclipse With Your Kids… | PBS KIDS for Parents
Predicting Eclipses | Eclipse Over America | PBS LearningMedia
Babylonians and the Saros Cycle
How Halley Predicted the 1715 Eclipse
Solar Eclipses Explained | PBS LearningMedia
The Moon’s Role in a Solar Eclipse
Why Eclipses Don’t Occur Monthly
The Tilt of the Moon’ Orbit
NASA Eyes: The Moon’s Orbit
Orientation of the Moon’s Orbit
Why Isn’t There an Eclipse Every Month? | Interactive Lesson | PBS LearningMedia