First Total Eclipse Over NYS in Nearly a Century to Occur in April

Since initially announced by Governor Hochul’s office in January, for those who aren’t already aware, there are only ten days until the first total eclipse happens over New York State. It’s been nearly a century since the last one and will happen during the afternoon of April 8th. The roughly 100-mile-wide path of totality will traverse 29 counties, while the rest of the state will see 88% to over 99% coverage. Within a 3:15 PM to 3:30 PM window, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun turning day into night for 1 ½ minutes to 3 ½ minutes. New York City will see 89% coverage, with the minimum coverage in the state of 88% to occur on Long Island. The entire event will last for up to 2 ½ hours, marking the time the sun is first obstructed to the last moments when the moon’s shadow will cast.