Niagara Falls, N.Y. — Upstate New Yorkers won’t have to journey far to experience one of this year’s top-rated travel adventures. National Geographic has named the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse at Niagara Falls as one of the coolest adventures of 2024. It marked the world-famous waterfall’s second stunning eclipse endorsement: NASA will send astronauts, scientists and eclipse experts to Niagara Falls for the big celestial show.
The total solar eclipse will appear over New York on the afternoon of April 8 as it crosses North America. The moon will block out the sun, darkening the midday sun and leaving a glowing corona ring around the moon. If the weather cooperates, Niagara Falls will be among the best places in Upstate New York to see the eclipse: The Buffalo area is set to experience 3 minutes and 45 seconds of totality.
New York hasn’t been in the path of total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years.
On the U.S. side of Niagara Falls, National Geographic said Terrapin Point, Prospect Point and the Niagara Falls Observation Tower will be “prime viewing areas”. On the Canadian side of the falls, the magazine encouraged travelers to catch the eclipse from Table Rock.
“A side bonus: The sunny-day rainbow that hovers above the falls will become pink,” National Geographic added.
Niagara Falls State Park is teaming up with NASA to celebrate the eclipse from April 4 through April 8. Astronauts and other scientists will host free events at public libraries, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, the Aquarium of Niagara and beyond.
Courtesy New York Upstate