Eclipse Minute: Who does not see a Total Eclipse in Central New York

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) — We know the view of where the total solar eclipse occurs across the United States on April 8 from Texas to Maine…but who in Central New York won’t see the total eclipse on that day?

All of Tompkins, Cortland and Chenango counties will miss the total eclipse as will parts of southern Cayuga, southern Onondaga, much of Madison, and southern Oneida counties.

It will be a partial eclipse in those spots and in some cases, the moon will still cover 99% of the sun! Some towns close to Syracuse that won’t see the total eclipse include Manlius, Fayetteville, Chittenango, Nedrow, and Pompey.

Here’s the significance of not being in the total eclipse. If you live in the areas mentioned above, you will have to view the entire eclipse with the special eclipse glasses, you won’t be able to see the sun’s corona, it’s harder to see bailey’s beads, and it won’t get completely dark.

So, if you live in places just south and east of where totality is going to occur like Moravia, Manlius, Utica and Cazenovia, try to make the short drive just to the northwest, in some cases a trip of just a couple miles, so you can see this once in a lifetime astronomical spectacle.

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