Buffalo residents are in for a very special, exclusive cosmic. Mark your calendar because this event won't happen again until 2033. According to the Farmers' Almanac,

The last “Great North American Eclipse,” which took place in 2017, went coast-to-coast and was visible for the approximately 11 million people who were situated inside the 70-mile-wide path of totality.

The path for the next Great North American Eclipse will be a bit wider, at 125 miles, giving millions more a chance to witness its brilliance.

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What Is A Total Solar Eclipse?

A total solar eclipse is a special event. According to NASA,

A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk.

In order to view a total solar eclipse, you need to take safety precautions to protect your eyes. NASA offers some tips that you can find here.

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When Will The Total Solar Eclipse Happen?

The total solar eclipse will be visible over Buffalo this year, on April 8, 2024. If you miss it, the next total solar eclipse in North America won’t be until March 2033. And, to see it you'll have to be in western Alaska.

The total solar eclipse's path will be from Mexico starting around 11:07 a.m. PDT, into Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Once it has traveled through the United States, it will enter Canada into Southern Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

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If you're curious about what to expect, check out some pics from the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Scenes from the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Wow! Views of the sunrise solar eclipse in U.S. and world

A partial solar eclipse was visible June 10, 2021 as the sun rose over the East Coast.

Gallery Credit: Associated Press

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