• Come for the eclipse, stay for New York—avoid traffic delays by staying an extra day or two and experiencing New York State’s downtowns.
  • Protect your eyes–during the eclipse, it is especially unsafe to look directly at the sun without specialized eye protection and can result in serious injury. The partial phases of the solar eclipse can only be safely observed directly with specialized eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer ­– regular sunglasses are not a safe replacement.
  • Pack your patience – there will be traffic delays so be prepared to leave extra time for travel. Check 511 for real-time updates.
  • Plan ahead—fill your tank with gas the day before. Also remember to pack snacks, water, blankets and extra clothes in your car – weather this time of year can vary from warm temperatures to cold temperatures with snow.
  • Follow traffic laws and rules–do not pull over on the side of roads or highways, or park anywhere that you shouldn’t – first responders need to be able to get through if there is an emergency.

New York State Eclipse website—lots of great information including maps and times, link to download the official New York State Eclipse poster, FAQs, events, safety information: https://www.iloveny.com/eclipse

Buffalo Bills Eclipse Safety PSA https://www.youtube.com/shorts/hLGv0IqofAM

Official New York Eclipse Spotify Playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6ircXMjBALyotGfYQ92jpF

Map, timetable and safety tips Eclipse_Safety_Tips_English.pdf