ROC Total Eclipse Information

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On April 8, 2024, an awe-inspiring celestial event will grace the skies over Rochester, New York: a total solar eclipse. As the Moon gracefully slides between the Earth and the Sun, it will cast a shadow upon our planet, plunging parts of Rochester into a brief but enchanting darkness. Here are the essential details for eclipse enthusiasts:

  • Eclipse Timing:
    • Eclipse Begins: At approximately 2:07 PM, the Moon will start its journey across the Sun.
    • Totality Begins: The magical moment of totality will commence at 3:20 PM.
    • Totality Duration: Depending on your precise location within the path of totality, you’ll experience around 3 minutes and 38 seconds of complete darkness.
    • Eclipse Ends: By 4:33 PM, the Moon will have completed its celestial dance, and daylight will return.
  • Why Rochester?:
    • Rochester sits directly in the path of totality, making it an ideal spot to witness this rare cosmic spectacle.
    • In fact, Rochester will enjoy a totality duration one minute longer than the 2017 eclipse!
    • The city’s vibrant atmosphere, nearby Finger Lakes, and Adirondack regions offer additional attractions for eclipse-goers.
  • Weather Considerations:
    • Lake Ontario, lying just north of Rochester, plays a crucial role.
    • The cold lake waters may help ward off clouds, enhancing the chances of clear skies during the eclipse.
    • So, keep your eclipse glasses handy and your eyes on the sky!

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, mark your calendar for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Rochester, with its prime position in the path of totality, promises an unforgettable view of the Sun’s elusive corona. 🌞🌑✨

For more information, visit the Rochester Total Eclipse 2024 website and prepare to be amazed! 🌠🔭🌌


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