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Watch the Total Eclipse in St. Lawrence County


Great Northern American Eclipse

Front Row Seats in STLC

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a rare total solar eclipse, called the “Great Northern American Eclipse” will trace a narrow path of totality across 15 states, Mexico, and Canada. To experience the total phase of the 2024 eclipse, you must be located within the narrow path of totality and St. Lawrence County will have a front row seat falling directly under the shadow of the moon in the path of TOTALITY. 


The first Partial Phase of the eclipse will begin at 2:11pm. TOTALITY will occur shortly after 3:23pm in St. Lawrence County and will last anywhere between 2m:18s to 3m:37s, depending on your viewing area. The second phase of the Partial Eclipse will conclude around 4:30pm. Click HERE for a STLC Total Eclipse Viewing Time Table & Location Map.

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Eclipse Merch

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Viewing Locations

Where will you witness Totality in STLC?

Find areas for parking and viewing or plan to experience Totality at a location where celebrations and events are happening

Viewing Timetable

Find out when to watch Totality

Depending on where you are in the county, the viewing times till vary slightly in duration and the exact timing of Totality.

STLC Totality Playlist

A Soundtrack for the Occasion

Check out this Youtube playlist we made for you to jam to during the eclipse or just at the office in preparation (like we do)

Monday, April 8, 2024

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What is a Total Eclipse?

In a solar eclipse, the moon gets between the Sun and Earth. In a total solar eclipse, people who are in the path of totality see the Sun’s bright disk totally covered by the Moon for a short time.

A total eclipse is one of the rarest and most spectacular events in nature.

During the partial phases just before and after totality, the landscape around you is transformed by eerie dim light and strangely sharp shadows. During totality, the sky becomes as dark as deep twilight, bright stars and planets appear, and the Sun’s outer atmosphere, called the corona, shines around the black disk of the Moon’s silhouette. Changes in temperature, winds, and animal behavior occur during the time around totality. The experience is emotionally powerful and unforgettable.

What to Expect in STLC

Totality Viewing in STLC

The first Partial Phase of the eclipse will begin at 2:11pm. TOTALITY will occur shortly after 3:23pm in St. Lawrence County and will last anywhere between 2m:18s to 3m:37s, depending on your viewing area. The second phase of the Partial Eclipse will conclude around 4:30pm. Click HERE for a STLC Total Eclipse Viewing Time Table & Location Map.


The Narrow Path of Totality in New York State

The path of totality traces a grand arc across western and northern New York, crossing both the Thousand Islands Region and the Adirondack State Park. Although New York shares the eclipse with Canada for the length of its journey across the state, most of the width of the path belongs to New York and the centerline travels through the Empire State exclusively. 

From the Pennsylvania-New York border to the New York-Vermont border, the Moon's shadow travels approximately 359 miles along the centerline in 8 minutes and 57 seconds at an average speed of 2,405 miles per hour.

Did You Know ....

The last total solar eclipse in New York was in 1925.

The next total solar eclipse in the United States will be 2045.

The next total solar eclipses in New York will be in 2079 and 2144.

The next total solar eclipse viewable in northern STLC will be in 2205.

The next time STLC will fall directly under the path of TOTALITY, similar to the 2024 eclipse will not occur again until 2399.


A Total Solar Eclipse in Five Stages

  1. Partial eclipse begins (1st contact): The Moon becomes visible over the Sun's disk. It looks like the Moon has taken a bite out of the Sun.
  2. Total eclipse begins (2nd contact): The Moon covers the entire disk of the Sun. Observers in the Moon's umbral path may be able to see the diamond ring effect and Baily's beads just before totality.
  3. Totality and maximum eclipse (the big event!): The Moon completely covers the disk of the Sun. Only the Sun's corona is visible. This is the most dramatic stage of a total solar eclipse. At this time, the sky goes dark, temperatures can fall, and birds and animals often go quiet. The midpoint of time of totality is known as the maximum point of the eclipse.
  4. Total eclipse ends (3rd contact): The Moon starts moving away, and the Sun reappears. Those fortunate enough to be in the Moon's umbral can see Baily's beads and the diamond ring effect just after totality ends.
  5. Partial eclipse ends (4th contact): The eclipse ends as the Moon leaves the Sun's disk.

Eclipse Glasses & Merch

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Eclipse Viewing Glasses

Eclipse glasses and viewers must be used to observe the eclipse in its partial phases. During totality itself (from approximately 3:23pm to 3:27pm), the eclipsed sun can be viewed without protective lenses.

Purchase ISO Safety Certified Eclipse Viewing Glasses at the STLC Visitor Center!

101 Main Street, 1st Floor | Canton, NY

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

315-386-4000 |

*The Visitors Center will be open from 9:00am - 12:00pm on Monday, April 8th.*



$3 Cash or Check Donation Each

Find Unique Total Eclipse Merch in STLC

Shop unique momentos and souvenirs to remember the event of a lifetime!

How To Prepare for Totality

Informational Webinar for Businesses & Locals

Check out our informational webinar with information about the science behind the solar eclipse along with tips, challenges, and tourism opportunities surrounding this epic event.

Part 1: Learn the Science Behind the Eclipse with Aileeen O'Donoghue, Henry Priest of Physics at St. Lawrence University. Aileen reviews how the sun and the moon align and what your experience surrounding Totality will look like.

Part 2: Preparing for Totality with Kathryn Puleo, Tourism & Events Manager for St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Kathryn reviews how businesses and communities in STLC can prepare for the eclipse including challenges and opportunities for the potential influx of tourism surrounding the eclipse (segment begins at 25m:15s).

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Check out this coverage from North Country Public Radio:

"The total solar eclipse is months away. The North Country is already preparing."


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