The eclipse will take place
April 8, 2024
At SUNY Oswego, we embrace the opportunity for scientific discovery and wonder. We are excited to provide our community with a variety of student research activities, outreach efforts, and events in conjunction with the total solar eclipse. Oswego, NY is a great location to view the eclipse and learn about its significance!
What is a Total Solar Eclipse?
A total solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs during a new moon when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned in a straight line. The Moon completely covers the Sun, blocking its light, and casting a shadow on Earth. This results in a brief period of darkness, known as totality, for the regions within the Moon's shadow. The next total solar eclipse in the US will be seen in 2044, over North Dakota and Montana. In 2045, a total solar eclipse will cross from California to Florida.