Witness the phenomenon! Mark your calendar for April 8, 2024! On that day, a part of the US will be experiencing a total solar eclipse and the Finger Lakes is in its path of totality.

At 3:20 pm, the moon will completely block the face of the sun and parts of the state will be plunged into total darkness. Though the middle of the day, you will experience a hush as twilight conditions blanket the region. For a few minutes, night and day cross paths to produce an other-worldly, once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you want to experience this monumental moment in a more tranquil environment, Yates County is your destination, sitting on the edge of the Total Path. We will experience the event for approximately 39 seconds, starting at 3:22pm. Check out this interactive map to see exactly where totality is!

Our friends at the Saunders Finger Lakes Museum is offering family-friendly public programming on select dates to learn more about the Total Solar Eclipse. If you have a group that you’d like to schedule programming for, you can contact the Museum.

Seriously. Once in a lifetime. If you miss this, you’re out of luck; the next time we’ll see a total solar eclipse in this part of the country will be in 2144! Thankfully, there’s still plenty of time to make your viewing plans for this stellar event.

Solar Eclipse Map

Where to Get Eclipse Glasses

The Yates County Chamber of Commerce will have certified and safe eclipse glasses for Yates County residents, employers, and visitors while supplies last, free of charge. Reach out to  reserve yours today for distribution beginning March 1st, 2024. We also have a limited amount of Eclipse kits available for families or businesses, which include glasses, fact/resource sheet, craft ideas, and Eclipse related goodies. Call, email, or fill out this form.


Reach the Chamber via email: info@yatesny.com or call (315) 536-3111
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