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Rochester, New York, USA

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Interactive 2024 eclipse map for Rochester

Map of the Rochester area, showing the path of totality in gray.

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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 Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester

Rochester 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.

Where can I see the total eclipse?

The downtown area will see almost 3m 40s of totality, and being on the centerline would only add about a couple of seconds to that, so we’d recommend finding a good spot clear of clouds, and enjoy the show.

If you have to escape weather, you can head in either direction on I-90. Syracuse, Watertown, and Buffalo are all good places to watch totality from, if you need to. Read our blog posts about Syracuse, Watertown and Buffalo to learn more about viewing locations in those areas, and understand that Syracuse is almost outside the path. Buffalo is on the centerline! Please check out the maps we’ve provided, and plan your eclipse viewing accordingly.


What will I see on eclipse day?

The downtown area will see almost 3m 40s of totality, and you will do well to simply find a great place to watch, and enjoy the show!

Order eclipse glasses! It’s true that from locations not in the path there will be sky darkening, some possibly interesting edge effects, and maybe even a bit of corona. However, if the Sun is not COMPLETELY eclipsed you MUST always use ISO-certified eye protection ("eclipse glasses") 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 make sure you’re in the path and will be able to see totality.

Order eclipse glasses!

When will the eclipse happen?


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

The big event happens just after 3:20pm EDT, and in the middle of town, totality lasts for about 3m 39s.

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 Rochester area.

Use ISO-certified eye protection during the partial phases

ISO Certification

ISO Certification 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.

ISO Certification 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!

The Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Check out the Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator!


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. And please be sure to check out Eclipse2024.org’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 Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator

Eclipse2024.org Eclipse Simulator videos!


If you'd just like to preview the eclipse without using the simulator, we've made videos for the 2023 annular eclipse and the 2024 total eclipse as seen from over 2,200 locations! You can find them on our 2024 eclipse YouTube channel, but we've made it even easier for you - just visit our eclipse simulator video page to get started!

Eclipse2024.org's Eclipse Simulator videos

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone CLEAR SKIES on eclipse day - April 8, 2024!

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