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 3:18 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 solar 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, too.
4. Where can I shop commemorative apparel?
Niagara Falls solar eclipse apparel can be purchased online only. Shop this limited-edition merchandise here, and choose from t-shirts and sweatshirts. All orders ship within 10 business days, and all sales are final.
5. Can I watch the eclipse at Niagara Falls State Park?
Yes, Niagara Falls State Park will be open for eclipse viewing! For more information on Niagara Falls State Park's attractions, parking, viewing areas and more, check out their frequently asked eclipse questions.
6. Where else in Niagara Falls can I see the eclipse?
Niagara County has plenty of outdoor space that will offer unobstructed views of the eclipse, including numerous state parks. In addition, a number of eclipse events are taking place at a variety of venues around Niagara Falls USA, from public places to attractions, restaurants, wineries and more. Click here for the most up-to-date list of events!
7. 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.
Start planning today! Discover more information, including 2024 total solar eclipse special events and programming in Niagara Falls USA, here!