The Enchanted Mountains will be a part of the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024! Most of the Enchante4d Mountains are entirely in the path of totality.
What is a Total Solar Eclipse?
A Total Solar Eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. This causes the Moon to totally obscure the image of the sun for the viewer on Earth.
Since the Moon blocks the Sun for a few minutes this will cause a period of darkness, which on average is up to 3 minutes.
When will the Total Solar Eclipse Happen?
The Enchanted Mountains will be a part of the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024!
Within the county, the time of the eclipse will range from 2:00pm - 4:45pm.
Totality, on average, will begin at 3:18pm in the Enchanted Mountains.
The "path of totality" during the Great American Eclipse through New York:
Why is it a Big Deal?
The last total solar eclipse to pass over New York State was on January 24, 1925.
There won't be another total eclipse until 2045. This is a once or twice in a lifetime opportunity!
Solar Eclipse Glasses
Don't look directly at the sun without proper safety filters.
More About Solar Eclipse Glasses
When buying solar glasses or filters, make sure they meet the ISO 12312-2 requirements or try welding glass lenses.
Learn more about safe viewing of the Solar Eclipse from the American Astronomical Society.
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Total Solar Eclipse Events
Check back here as we update the list of eclipse viewing parties!
Things To Be Aware Of
Season & Weather
During April in Western New York, the ground may be a mix of snow and mud and it may be raining or snowing.
We may have either too many clouds to see the eclipse or the perfect weather causing mass gatherings!
Animals and people may become disoriented due to the environmental changes.
The temperature could drop over 20 degrees in less than 2 minutes.
The sky will darken quickly and stay dark for an average of 3 minutes.
A Total Solar Eclipse can be the largest event in a region, causing mass gatherings and heavy traffic.
There may be traffic issues caused by cars stopping on the road or pulling off of the road.
If you want to get the full effect of the Total Solar Eclipse, be aware of surrounding yourself with street lights that will turn on once it starts to get dark.
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