Saturday, October 14 – Partial Solar Eclipse!

As seen from Rochester, this will be a partial eclipse. At maximum, 25 percent of the Sun’s disk will be covered by the moon. However, from a narrow path stretching from the western U.S., through Central and South  America, this will be an annular eclipse. An eclipse can be annular if it occurs when the moon is in the part of its orbit that is farthest from Earth. So the moon appears too small to cover the entire Sun. Viewers in the right locations see the Sun as a bright ring (or, in Latin, annulus) around the silhouette of the moon.


  • 12:00 PM: Partial eclipse begins
  • 1:13 PM: Maximum partial eclipse is reached
  • 2:27 PM: Partial eclipse ends

As a reminder, you MUST wear eclipse glasses or use alternate methods to view the partial eclipse.

Become a Stakeholder

Are you a member of Rochester’s tourism, recreation, transportation, education, community, media, or related business sector? Are you part of the Rochester or Finger Lake region’s optics, photonics, or STEM industries? If so, you are a stakeholder in the 2024 total solar eclipse! Stay informed by joining our email list. We’ll keep you updated on all planning meetings and upcoming developments.


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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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Work with the RMSC

In partnership with the Rochester Eclipse Stakeholders, the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) is already preparing for the 2024 total solar eclipse– But we can’t do this alone! Click below to see how your business, association, or venue can get involved today.




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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. Rochester is easy to get to, easy to navigate, and local authorities are already preparing to make the travel experience seamless for the many visitors we anticipate welcoming for the eclipse.

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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Visiting Rochester

What to know

Any month of the year, Rochester is a wonderfully rich place to live and travel for business or leisure. Our area’s cultural attractions and outdoor recreation opportunities, combined with its many fine restaurants, wineries, and craft brewhouses, make Rochester an ideal travel destination no matter what your age or interests. Early April of 2024 will be especially exciting and our area’s leaders and organizations are already planning massive celebrations and festivities all across the region so we can make the most of your eclipse travel experience. It’s never too early to visit and scope out your ideal eclipse viewing location, so click below and see what Rochester has to offer you and your family.

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