Stay Totally Informed

Rochester, NY, sits directly in the path of totality of the 2024 total solar eclipse and will experience 3 minutes and 38 seconds of complete totality– that’s 1 minute longer than the 2017 eclipse! Interested in getting involved with preparation for the 2024 total solar eclipse? Just want to stay informed? Subscribe to our newsletter to hear about upcoming developments, planning meetings, and eclipse news.


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Viewing the Total Eclipse

the best view on earth

The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, is the last great opportunity for large segments of our country to experience a total solar eclipse until 2045. Rochester, NY, sits in the center of the path of totality and it’s the place you and your family will want to be on April 8, 2024 at 3:20pm.

By choosing Rochester as your eclipse viewing venue, you can make the most of your travel for this exciting celestial experience. In addition to the festivals, concerts, and other events hosted specifically for the solar eclipse, Rochester and the nearby Finger Lakes and Adirondack regions offer a number of unique opportunities and attractions to explore.


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On The Map

The Greater Rochester Region is in the path of totality! Almost everyone in the nine-county region will get to fully experience a total solar eclipse.

2:07 PM: Eclipse begins as Moon will begin to cover the Sun
3:20 PM: Totality Begins. Duration depends on where you’re in the path of totality
4:33 PM:  Eclipse ends for Rochester viewers

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Look up how long totality will last here.

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Visiting Rochester

What to know

Rochester is the largest city to be in the path of totality for this duration in proximity to major cities like NYC and Boston on the east coast. In fact, Rochester has been named one of the best cities to watch the 2024 eclipse by Fodor’s, National Geographic, and Thrillist.

We hope you will explore some of what we have to offer in the Rochester area while in town for the eclipse. Browse Visit Rochester’s eclipse page for recommendations for dining, things to see and do, lodging, tours and more while you are in Rochester.

Check back there for updates on hotel packages and special events to help you plan your trip to Rochester to celebrate this incredible celestial event!

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