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Rochester already planning for 1st total solar eclipse since 1925

April 15, 2019 05:56 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - Five years from now, Rochester will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1925.

According to the Rochester Museum and Science Center, anyone wanting to know where they'll have to look during the eclipse should head outside during the first week of April at 3:20 p.m. Then, note where the sun is in the sky.

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That's where it will be at totality.

While the event isn't until 2024, RMSC and other groups are already preparing as it's expected to bring a big boost in tourism to the region.

"Eclipse chasers come from everywhere around the world," says Hilary Olson of the RMSC.

"People will be here and we'll have an amazing opportunity for tourism, for groups of people to come together, the hotels will be full, everything is going to happen in that moment in April of 2024, but it's also a great opportunity for the days and weeks before that to be able to say that Rochester is an amazing place" said Olson. 

Rochester witnessed about 75 percent of a solar eclipse in August of 2017.

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