GENESEO, N.Y., Apr. 10, 2023 – In just under a year, Livingston County will experience a rare celestial event set to bring thousands of visitors to the area. On April 8, 2024, Livingston County will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon completely covers the face of the sun, casting a shadow on the Earth. It will be the first total solar eclipse in the area in nearly 100 years. The last total solar eclipse in Livingston County occurred in 1925 and the next will not happen again until 2144.
Planning for the event is well underway as Livingston County Tourism, in conjunction with the Livingston County Office of Economic Development, has announced www.livcosol.com, an online resource hub aimed at providing visitors and residents alike with important news, events, attractions and more.
With an estimated 350,000-500,000 visitors expected to travel to the Finger Lakes region, www.livcosol.com provides a detailed breakdown of the eclipse and information for visitors coming to the area. Livingston County will experience total darkness for several minutes, the longest of which will be 3 minutes 33 seconds in Caledonia, New York – making it an ideal travel destination for eclipse seekers.
“This is not only an opportunity for those who are fascinated by interplanetary movements and the solar system, but for our residents to experience the awe and wonder of a total solar eclipse,” said William Bacon, Director of Livingston County Economic Development. “This event will also be an opportunity for our local businesses as the event is expected to draw in thousands of visitors to the region causing a huge spike in traffic.”
Visit LivCo is embracing the opportunity to welcome people to the region by highlighting places to stay, attractions, visitor guides and more in an effort to educate visitors on all that the area and Livingston County have to offer. Planning is underway to celebrate the occasion with a multi-day festival and public viewing locations. Eclipse glasses will also be available to order from Livingston County Tourism later this year.
Learn more about the total solar eclipse along with the various events planned throughout Livingston County at www.visitlivco.com.
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About Livingston County:
Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.