On April 8, 2024, New York will see a total eclipse of the Sun. The northern portion of the state will see totality. If you are close to the USA/Canadian border, you will see close to three and a half minutes of darkness. The rest of the entire state will see a partial eclipse including New York City.
The next total eclipse of the Sun, for the state of New York, won’t be until May 1, 2079, which includes New York City and the southeastern part of the state. The next one after that will cover the mid and eastern portion of the state on October 26, 2144 (minus NYC)! Mark your calendars!
Eclipses of the Sun happen once every 18 months…on average. The cone of darkness from the Moon is no more than 62 to 166 miles wide as it travels across the sunlit surface of the Earth, depending on how far away the Moon is away from the Earth. The Moon and Sun and Earth must be in the right place and at the right time to see a total eclipse of the Sun for your location. For New York, if you don’t see the eclipse in 2024, then there is always 2079!