1. What exactly is a total solar eclipse?
In a total solar eclipse, the moon completely covers the sun, making the sky darken and appear as if it were dawn or dusk.
2. When is the 2024 eclipse?
The eclipse will cross North America on Monday, April 8, 2024. Totality will occur in Niagara Falls USA at 3:31 p.m., lasting almost four minutes. According to NASA, it will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States until 2044!
3. Where can I buy eclipse viewing glasses?
Eclipse viewing glasses can be purchased online here or at the Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center, located at 10 Rainbow Blvd. in downtown Niagara Falls, New York. The glasses are ISO certified 12312-2:2015, meeting the international safety standard. Along with the solar viewing glasses, commemorative posters, stickers and magnets are available at the Visitor Center as well! Limited-edition eclipse apparel like t-shirts and hoodies can be purchased online only.
4. Where in Niagara Falls can I see the eclipse?
Niagara County has plenty of outdoor space that will offer unobstructed views of the eclipse, including a number of state parks.
5. Where should I stay in Niagara Falls USA?
From top-brand hotels to bed and breakfasts and campgrounds, Niagara Falls USA has a variety of accommodations to choose from for every budget.
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