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Eclipse Info!

There's a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 (fully seen 2 hours north of Ithaca—so you'll have to travel if you want to see totality, the only time it's safe to take off your eclipse glasses).

There won't be another total eclipse in America until the 2040s. So please find a friend or upperclassman and carpool to totality!


Our bus trip for undergrads without cars is now fully reserved, but if you arrive at the pick-up location by 8 AM on April 8th, then we will do our best to seat you in any empty spots on a first-come first-serve basis.

Safety Information

 

  • NEVER look at the sun with just your eyes outside of totality. There is NO totality in Ithaca.

  • Don’t look at the sun with sunglasses. Use certified eclipse glasses from the American Astronomical Society website.

 

  • From Ithaca, you need to travel to see totality. Use an interactive eclipse map (or mobile app) and find your exact destination, then write down the time in seconds that totality starts and ends there. 

 

  • Wear your eclipse glasses (ABOVE any prescription glasses) until totality hits, and put them on right before totality ends.

Want certified eclipse glasses? Ask any of our club members at a Friday night open house (while supplies last)! You can also find eclipse glasses at the Ithaca library, some shops on the Ithaca Commons, and at Wegmans.

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