Rochester eclipse: SUNY Brockport will get five extra seconds of totality

SUNY Brockport will get five extra seconds of totality during solar eclipse

The day's major News events, business reports, sports updates, Rochester area weather information and tomorrow's forecast are presented by the News10NBC Team.

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — SUNY Brockport is preparing for the total solar eclipse.

The SUNY Brockport campus is located directly on the center line of the eclipse’s path of totality – meaning the point where the moon’s shadow covers the sun. That will give viewers around an extra five seconds of totality compared to the City of Rochester.

“We’re just trying to manage thousands of people coming to a location where they can view a once in a lifetime experience,” said Mike Andriatch, vice president for advancement and communications for SUNY Brockport.

The university is holding a viewing party the day of the eclipse, Monday, April 8, that includes live entertainment starting at 11 a.m. and food trucks. You can get tickets to the event, starting at $80, here. Parking spots, eclipse glasses, and commemorative stickers are included.

The Rochester area will be in the path of totality at around 3:20 p.m. and the city will experience 3 minutes and 38 seconds of totality.