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A solar eclipse is coming in April



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A solar eclipse is coming in April

By now you may have heard: on Monday, April 8th just after 3 PM, a total solar eclipse will be passing through about one third of NYS, from the southwest corner near the PA border through to the northeast corner up by VT & Quebec. 

While this total solar eclipse travels over NYS, the entire state will be able to see at least 88% of a partial eclipse: Albany is 96%, Catskills between 90-95%, NYC 89%, and Montauk 88%. Fun Facts: Last total solar eclipse in NYS was in 1925 and the next ones are expected in 2079 and 2144!

The eclipse will begin shortly after 2 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Full totality, or as close to it, will begin about 3:20 PM. Locations in the path of totality could experience total darkness for up to 4 minutes. Check out the NASA Map of percentage of the eclipse.

For safety tips, check out I Love New York’s Eclipse website. DEC will also be posting eclipse information on Facebook and Instagram leading up to April 8th.



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