Join us for "Totality in Tupper"

On Monday, April 8, 2024, Tupper Lake, in the middle of New York's Adirondack Park, will be one of the prime locations to view an exceptional event – a total solar eclipse, a thrilling event when the moon crosses in front of the sun, blocking its light.

A total solar eclipse isn't just an amazing sight, it's also rare, especially in the Adirondacks! In this charming small town where science, nature, and astronomy are incredibly popular, this event is sure to be extra special and filled with fun. The community is excited to welcome visitors from far and wide to join us in observing and celebrating. Special events and activities will take place before, during, and even after the eclipse.

What time will the eclipse take place in Tupper Lake, New York?

The total duration of the April 8, 2024 eclipse will be 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 41 seconds. This time spans from the first moment the moon begins its transit across the sun and covers the entire passage. The key moment you don't want to miss is totality!

  • Partial totality begins at 2:12:19 p.m.
  • Full totality begins at 3:24:27 p.m.
  • Maximum totality at 3:26:13 p.m.
  • Full totality ends at 3:27:58 p.m.
  • Partial totality ends at 4:36:18 p.m.
A special pinhole viewer projects an image of a solar eclipse on a white board.
Viewing opportunities of all shapes and sizes will abound in Tupper Lake!

Where to watch

Once you're here, you'll want a great spot to watch the eclipse from. Confirmed viewing sites include:

The Wild Center will be offering eclipse viewing and an array of exciting activities throughout the day, including telescope viewing stations, livestreaming of the eclipse, pinhole viewer making, solar-powered activities, and a lot more!

Tupper Lake Waterfront Park will be the home of the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory's free, public event! View the eclipse, meet an astronomer, memorabilia, and much more. Stay tuned for additional details!

Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory will host astronomers and astrophotographers at its roll-off roof observatory. Reservations are required.

Will there be other special activities going on in Tupper Lake for the total solar eclipse?

Absolutely! Local organizations and businesses are busy planning activities, which will include:

  • Safe, approved solar eclipse glasses available, subject to availability
  • Meet and talk with an astronomer!
  • Activities for all ages to help understand and appreciate the event
  • Large-screen projections of the eclipse in both live video and through radio telescopes
  • A designated remote area dedicated to science and photography at Roll Off Roof Observatory at the Adirondack Sky Center & Observatory
  • Food vendors, memorabilia, and other amenities available 

Tip: With so many activities going on, plus other excited travelers, lodging options are getting booked up, so be sure to book your stay early so you don't miss out!

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