Are you prepared?

New York officials are urging New Yorkers to prepare for a total solar eclipse.

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The total eclipse is expected to go through Jamestown, Rochester, Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Plattsburgh late in the afternoon on April 8.

“The April 8 eclipse is a once-in-a-generation experience, and there’s no better place to view it than in our beautiful state,” Governor Hochul said.

On Monday, Hochul updated New Yorkers on how the Empire State is making plans to make sure everyone can have a "safe and memorable viewing experience."

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In 2022, Gov. Hochul formed a task force to work on a plan to make sure everyone can safely enjoy the eclipse.

“New York is ready to welcome millions of visitors, and my administration has been working hard to ensure everyone in the path of the eclipse can safely enjoy this rare event," Hochul added.

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Officials have called the upcoming eclipse a "once-in-a-lifetime" and a "generational spectacle."

Many events are being planned across the state. CLICK HERE to find out where.

Total Solar Eclipse In Upstate New York, Western New York


Jamestown, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Old Forge, Lake Placid and Plattsburgh are some of the hometowns in Western New York and Upstate New York that will enjoy the full total solar eclipse.

Nearly 30 counties in New York State will get to see a full total solar eclipse on April 8 between 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Near Full Eclipse Can Be Seen In Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island, Capital Region


The rest of New York State, like the Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island and Capital Region will see 88 percent to over 99 percent coverage.

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