The Rare Natural Phenomenon In Buffalo That Will Go Down In History

In case you’re living under a rock and weren’t aware, a total solar eclipse will be viewable from the United States on August 21st! While we aren’t lucky enough to be in the path of totality (where 100% of the sun will be blocked by the passing moon), we will still be able to view this astrological event in Buffalo. Here’s a bit of background on what exactly a total solar eclipse is (in our best Bill Nye the Science Guy fashion) and where you can catch it in the Queen City!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Even if you can’t make it outside for this amazing solar event, you can watch it happen; NASA will be live broadcasting the eclipse from within the zone of totality, as well as from spacecrafts, aircrafts, high altitude weather balloons, and even the International Space Station! Here’s the link to the NASA live stream.

This video gives a great visual for the pathway of the total eclipse as it moves across the country:

Were you around to experience the eclipse in 1963? Are you planning on stepping outside to see this one? Share your excitement with us in the comments below… and don’t forget to share your photos if you happen to snap any!