April 8th, 2024 something pretty specular is headed our way to Syracuse, NY. The Total Solar Eclipse will make its way through Syracuse for approximately 1 minute and 24 seconds around 3:23 p.m. Here’s how to prepare and make the most of this celestial spectacle. 


Protect your Peepers

If you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to witness this cosmic event, we want to make sure you’re doing it safely and correctly. Purchasing or procuring official eclipse glasses. To safely see the solar eclipse you’ll need ISO 12312-2 glasses. Right now, you can find them at local establishments such as Destiny USA, The MOST, BeeKind and Wegmans. Do not look at the sun through your camera lens, telescopes, binoculars, or any other device for your eyes. This is such an amazing event to witness in Syracuse, so please take the proper precautions to keep your eyes safe!


Eclipse Events in CNY 

If you’re lucky enough to have no school, early dismissal, or taking the day off work, then you should take the time to check out some awesome eclipse events happening throughout Onondaga County. A few notable experiences right now are:


Total Eclipse of the Park is happening at the NBT Stadium for a Syracuse Mets game and the viewing of the eclipse at their tailgate party in their parking lot. The first 10,000 fans to enter the stadium will receive complimentary eclipse glasses to safely see the show brought to you by us, Visit Syracuse! 


Maybe baseball isn’t your thing, Don't worry the Museum of Science and Technology, The Most in downtown Syracuse for the 2024 Solar Eclipse Festival. The fest is happening from 12:00 - 4:00 pm make sure to get there early. There will be free glasses while supplies last, educational tabling activities, food trucks, and plenty of fun! This festival is free to attend.


Want to immerse yourself in the outdoors all day long? Head to the Eclipse Party at Beaver Lake Nature Center to enjoy family-friendly crafts, games, educational stations, commemorative photo ops, food vendors, music and so much more!

Free with park admission. Make sure to RSVP online to reserve your free solar viewing glasses!


What’s the Big Deal?

You’ve now found the spot to watch, and you’ve secured your glasses to do so safely, but are you still wondering what’s the big deal? Well, a total eclipse only happens every 400 years for any given spot on the planet. It’s when the moon perfectly passes over the sun during the daytime hours. We’re so lucky to have the ability to see this awesome event in Onondaga County so when you safely take pictures and record this wild phenomenon make sure to share it with our socials at @Visitsyracuse and use the hashtag #VisitSyr or #SyrEclipse24 !


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