We can expect a lot of things to happen in 2024. Hopefully most if not all will be things we are looking forward to doing.

There are quite a few things that are happening in 2024 that have nothing to do with us but are a part of our universe. For example, we get an extra day this year, February 29th. Yes, 2024 is a leap year. Leap year came around when they set up the current calendar and realized that it takes 365 days and 6 hours to circle the sun. So every 4 years we catch back up.

2024 is a Leap Year and has a Solar Eclipse

Speaking of the sun there is another event that we will get to witness this year that doesn't come around that often. A large portion of New York State will be witness to a Total Solar Eclipse.

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When is the Soloar Eclipse visible in New York in 2024

On April 8, 2024, just a little after 2 PM the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes and the Thousand Islands regions of New York will all be able to witness a total solar eclipse. This is where the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. The result is a darkening of the sky as if it is dusk or dawn.

Weather permitting, people in the path of a total solar eclipse can see the Sun’s corona, the outer atmosphere, which is otherwise usually obscured by the bright face of the Sun. A total solar eclipse is the only type of solar eclipse where viewers can momentarily remove their eclipse glasses (which are not the same as regular sunglasses) for the brief period of time when the Moon is completely blocking the Sun. (via science.nasa.gov/eclipses/types)

 

Where to See the April 8, 2024 Total Eclipse in New York

Hopefully, the weather will be clear so that it will be easy to enjoy this rare astrological phenomenon. Here in the lower Hudosn Valley, we are on the path to the Totality of the eclipse. For the best views, you will want to head to northwestern New York.

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The Finger Lakes would most likely be the closest spot for anyone traveling from Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Kingston, or Middletown. I Love New York has also put together a plan for you if you want to head out on an adventure. You may recall the last big eclipse we had here in the Hudson Valley, the "Great American Eclipse" which happened in August of 2017.

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New York UFO Sightings in New York in 2023

The Top 25 Most Baffling UFO Sightings Reported in New York This Year

When residents of the Empire State spot something unexplainable in the skies, they report it to the National UFO Reporting Center. There's been about 80 new sightings so far in 2023 that raised a few hackles.

NUFORC does investigate what people saw to determine if they actually witnessed alien activity or something else. Oftentime, these reports turn out to be false flags. For example; someone from NYC reported seeing a strange, square-like object in the sky on July 22. They provided a photo to NUFORC, who then ruled the person saw an "advertising banner behind a private aircraft."

However, there have been several creepy reports that couldn't be brushed off with a logical explanation. And some of these reports had photo or video evidence attached.

Scroll through New York's top 25 weirdest sightings of 2023.

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