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Eclipse - April 8, 2024 - Total Solar Eclipse: Preparing for the Eclipse

This guide is a collection of resources on many topics related to the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.


Eclipse glasses? Check. Travel plans? Check. Eclipse reading and music? Check, check, check. A solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024 across North America, with 100% totality occurring north of the SUNY Adirondack Queensbury campus. In the Glens Falls/Queensbury area, the eclipse will reach 98.8 to 98.9% totality - so you will still need eclipse glasses! The partial eclipse will begin at 2:12 p.m. and peak at 3:26 p.m. See below to learn more. 

Eclipse Party!

The college is offering a FREE event on Monday, April 8th from 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm in the Quad (between the Student Center and Warren Hall) with a cookout from Chartwells, lawn games, music and SUNY ADK-branded eclipse viewing glasses. All students, faculty, and staff are invited! 

Eclipse Basics

Eclipse Books at the SUNY Adk Library

PBS Nova Eclipse Documentary

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in over a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting edge research into the solar corona. Distributed by PBS Distribution.

Solar Eclipse Video from Sky & Telescope Magazine

Eclipse Safety

A time lapse photo of a total solar eclipse.

According to NASA:

Except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing.

Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

 There are many ways to safely view an eclipse! Learn more about everything from proper eye wear to pinhole cameras from NASA...

Eclipses in the News

Astronomical Reading

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