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Plattsburgh, New York, USA

What will the 2024 total solar eclipse look like?

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It will show you roughly when the eclipse will be happening.
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Interactive 2024 eclipse map for Plattsburgh

Map of the Plattsburgh area. The entire map lies within the path of totality.

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You MUST use certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses")
whenever ANY PART of the Sun’s disk is visible.

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The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024

Another total solar eclipse is coming to North America! This time, totality will also pass over Mexico and Canada – giving people all over North America another chance to experience this great celestial event.

In order to see totality, you have to be in the path of totality. If you aren’t in that path, you’ll only see a partial eclipse. You can learn more about those details with our simple eclipse viewing instructions guide.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Plattsburgh area in New York. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

This blog post will tell you about the 2024 eclipse as seen from the Plattsburgh area in New York. Please check out all the links we’ve provided below to learn more about the 2024 total solar eclipse from other locations.

The Total Eclipse of April 8, 2024 in Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh is an excellent place to see totality! It lies almost directly on the centerline, and so if weather permits, folks there will enjoy a beautiful view on eclipse day. The downtown area will see just over three and a half minutes of totality, so we’d recommend finding a good spot clear of clouds, and enjoy the show.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

If you have to escape weather, you can head as far south as Barre and still be in the path. Route 3 to the west stays close enough to the centerline that you won’t lose too much totality if you have to go to Redford, Saranac Lake or even Tupper Lake or Star Lake. Read our blog posts about Vermont, Burlington and Watertown to learn more about viewing locations in those areas. Please check out the maps we’ve provided, and plan your eclipse viewing accordingly.

If you’re south of town, please note that Barre and Middlebury Vermont are right on the edge of the path. If you’re south of them, you won’t see totality at all.

What will I see on eclipse day?

Because Plattsburgh is so well situated, if you leave town you’re only going to get less time in the shadow. Enjoy the show!
However, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection to watch the eclipse. That means that, even if these things are going on around you, if you’re not in the path you won’t be able to see most of them. It will be best for you to get as far north and west as possible, to make sure you’re in the path and will be able to see totality.

People in Plattsburgh may be playing host to lots of folks who are coming from all over to get into the path on eclipse day. That is something everyone should be prepared for, because in 2017 lots of smaller towns got lots of visitors. (Nice problem to have!)

When will the eclipse happen?

Eclipse day is April 8, 2024
Eclipse day is April 8, 2024!

The big event happens just before 3:26pm EDT, and people in the downtown area will see about 3m 33s of totality.

The eclipse happens at different times in different locations. Use the slider on the map above to show you when totality will happen as the eclipse passes through the Plattsburgh area.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

Always remember the rule for using eye protection during an eclipse: If there’s ANY bright part of the Sun showing, then you have to use your eclipse glasses to watch the event.

That means if you can see anything at all of the Sun through the glasses, then the Sun is too bright and you have to leave the glasses on! If you can see absolutely NO piece of the Sun through the eclipse glasses, then it’s safe to take them off. But the second any bright part of the Sun becomes visible again, you have to put them back on – and this can be mere seconds after you took them off.

We also have an entire section of the site dedicated to providing much more detailed eclipse viewing instructions for you!

Wherever you decide to view from, be sure to plan your route carefully, and watch the weather to make sure you’ll have good skies on eclipse day.

The Eclipse Simulator!

You can also check out’s eclipse simulator for any location you’d like to preview. The simulator will show you exactly what the eclipse will look like for any location you choose!

The Eclipse Simulator wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024! wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

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