Have questions about the April 2024 Eclipse? We do too!
Seneca County residents will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. This rare celestial event occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, casting a shadow and creating a temporary period of darkness called totality. During this awe-inspiring phenomenon, the moon aligns perfectly with the Sun, revealing the Sun's corona as a glowing halo around the moon.
This event is expected to last approximately 3 minutes and 54 seconds, with partial totality from 1:56 p.m. to 4:28 p.m. The centerline of the eclipse will pass directly over Bloomville in Seneca County. Total solar eclipses are rare occurrences, happening about once every 1.5 years somewhere on Earth.
Seneca County's population may triple due to the influx of visitors, and officials are preparing for challenges related to managing traffic, public safety, and increased demand for services. To prepare, residents are advised to stay informed, use certified eye protection, plan travel routes, stock up on supplies and follow official instructions.
See the link below from the Seneca County Commissioners on some frequently asked questions: