Just 2 years until total solar eclipse in Rochester
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The next solar eclipse is two years away, and unlike 2017’s, the path of totality will pass right over Rochester.
It will be the first time in almost a century that Rochester will experience a total solar eclipse.
A total solar eclipse is very different from what anyone in the Rochester area saw on Aug. 21, 2017, the moon completely covers the sun in the middle of the day, darkening the sky but allowing the Sun’s corona to shine a silver-gray tint.
On April 8, 2024, at 3:20 p.m., the Rochester area will experience a total solar eclipse for 3 minutes and 38 seconds, one minute of totality longer than 2017’s.
This week = TWO years to go until the 2024 total solar eclipse. If you live in the path of totality, you can take note this week of where in the sky the eclipse will occur in your location. We list totality start times for many small and large cities at https://t.co/oFjkZlh3Kv. pic.twitter.com/LQ1UZyrWMS— National Eclipse (@NationalEclipse) April 6, 2022
The Rochester Museum and Science Center is already connecting with local organizations, from parks and schools to restaurants and breweries, in hopes the community will make the most out of this noteworthy event.
Those who are already excited can prepare now by going outside at 3:20 p.m. and taking a picture of where the sun is in the sky—but—do not look directly at the sun now or during the 2024 eclipse—it can damage your eyes.