2024 Solar Eclipse on Seneca Lake

On April 8, 2024, North America will experience a solar eclipse, which happens when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking all or part of the sun. In the Finger Lakes, you can expect the eclipse to begin by 2:06 p.m., to be at maximum around 3:20 p.m., and to be over by 4:33 p.m.

The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is welcoming eclipse fans to the region with a tasting opportunity called Cheers to the Solar Eclipse. Click here to learn more.

Where to view

The rural setting of the Finger Lakes and Seneca Lake provide the perfect backdrop to view the eclipse. The city of Geneva, at the north end of Seneca Lake will be in totality for 2 minutes and 19 seconds. The partial eclipse will begin there at 2:07pm. The total eclipse will begin at 3:21pm, lasting until 3:23pm. The partial eclipse will conclude at 4:34pm.

Other areas throughout the region will offer varying periods of totality and partiality. To see the specifics by location, visit the Eclipse 2024 website.

Eclipse Events

  • Monday, April 8: Total Solar Eclipse hosted by Three Brothers Wineries & Estates. All three tasting rooms and the brewery will be open for tastings, plus live music, tarot card readings, a special cafe menu, and more. CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • Monday, April 8: Glasses & Glasses hosted by Anthony Road Wine Company. They anticipate viewing the total eclipse at 3:22 for approximately 1 minute. Purchase a glass (or bottle) of wine and get a complimentary pair of viewing glasses (first 100 guests). CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • Monday, April 8: Eclipse Viewing Party at Ventosa Vineyards. Live music, wine by the glass and bottle, a buffet and Cafe Toscana. Upgrade your tickets for a guaranteed seat on the terrace. CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • Monday, April 8: Experience the Eclipse at Fox Run Vineyards. Indulge in special cafe offerings, eclipse-themed desserts, and of course, great wine. CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • Monday, April 8: Solar Eclipse Weekend at White Springs Winery. Live music, wine, beer, and cocktail specials, all weekend long! CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • Monday, April 8: Eclipse Viewing at Boundary Breaks. Enjoy a bonfire, housemade soup, and wine by the flight, glass, and bottle. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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