Thursday, January 25, 2024

Discussion time: Eclipse plans

total solar eclipse

With a total solar eclipse just over 2 months away, I figure it’s time to take stock. Are you planning to attend a viewing party? Stay home and watch in your backyard? Or travel to see it?

We’ve been working on a guide to “everything you need to know” about this upcoming celestial event on April 8. Check it out and let me know what you think. What else should we add to it? We’re in the process of putting together a list of events around the region. Let us know what’s being planned in your Adirondack community!

Drop your eclipse plans and thoughts in the comments section!

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

4 Responses

  1. laura j bellinger says:

    My friends and I are viewing from adkx in blue mountain lake!

  2. Naj Wikoff says:

    It depends on the weather; if sunny here from Marcy Field in Keene, if overcast but sunny in Plattsburg, then I’ll go there.

  3. Doing a day trip solo in the Tupper Lake area. My main concern is heavy road traffic on the only two approaches from the south, Route 30 and I-87. Considering a 3 am drive if necessary. Cloud cover concerns of course s well.

  4. Noel Andrew Sherry says:

    Hi Melissa, I have booked on the Adirondack RR Eclipse Train from Utica to Thendara, and will view the eclipse in Thendara, weather permitting, with an overnight in Utica on Sunday eve. The train offers viewing glasses as part of the ticket. I am hoping to get photos of the eclipse with my iPhone- if you had info on how to do that with an iPhone, that would be helpful. I will also bring binoculars, but am not sure how to navigate that for viewing. I will do research on that. The Train is almost all booked.

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