Every once in a while, there’s a natural phenomenon that’s so rare you blink, and you’ll miss it. Well, in 2024, such an event will take place, and now is the perfect time to start planning your viewing experience. Give yourself the best chance to see the 2024 solar eclipse by making your way to the Adirondacks in New York. Reserve your stay at Whiteface Lodge to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.

A Few Fun Facts about a Solar Eclipse

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon goes between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth that partially or fully blocks sunlight in some areas. As the Moon’s orbit is not on the exact plane as the other two planets, this phenomenon only happens occasionally. 

There are a few different types of solar eclipses. 

  • Total: when the passing Moon completely blocks the face of the sun
  • Annual: when the Moon passes between the Eart and Sun but is at or near its farthest point from Earth
  • Partial: the Moon passes between the planets, but all three are not perfectly lined up
  • Hurbid: an eclipse that shifts between annular and total 

The eclipse taking place next April 8 is a total solar eclipse.

Why Come to Lake Placid

On April 8, 2024, the total solar eclipse crosses North America traveling through states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. According to Road Trippers Magazine, one of the best places to watch the eclipse is right here in Lake Placid. We will experience over three minutes of totality around 3:26 p.m. Totality is when the Moon completely “covers” the sun. The total duration of the eclipse from start to finish will last about two hours and 23 minutes.

Keep an eye on the Lake Placid calendar of events for more information about viewing parties and other special events related to the eclipse.

Important Safety Tips

While viewing a total solar eclipse is incredible, you want to make sure you stay safe. Do not look directly into the sun, but rather solar viewing glasses or a handheld solar viewer. You will also want to ensure you have adequate sun protection, like sunscreen and a hat.

Reserve Your Eclipse Home Base

Next year’s eclipse is set to draw large crowds to our region of New York. This means now is the best time to book your phenomenal accommodation at Whiteface Lodge. Make the most out of your stay by enjoying our incredible on-site amenities, like a luxurious spa and delicious restaurants, before heading out to snag your viewing spot. To learn more about what you can expect from your stay at our Lake Placid resort, call 518-523-0505.