Total Solar Eclipse 2024

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On Monday, April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse will take place that can be viewed across the Niagara Region.

The total solar eclipse will be visible in North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The moon is expected to completely cover the sun in the direct path of totality, making this a rare opportunity to observe this phenomenon.

There has not been a total eclipse visible from major Canadian cities since the 1970s, and the next one of this magnitude will be in 2079.

During a total solar eclipse, the path of totality is a narrow corridor approximately 100 to 115 km wide where the sun appears to be completely covered by the moon for a short period of time (between 2 and 3 minutes). This is the most spectacular part of the eclipse, as those who are lucky enough to be in this corridor are able to see the sun's corona, the chromosphere, prominences and streamers.

In Lincoln, the solar eclipse experience is expected to start at 2:04 p.m. and last for about two and a half hours. The sun will be fully eclipsed at approximately 3:18 p.m. and will last for approximately three minutes.


Safety is paramount during this awe-inspiring event. It is imperative to view the eclipse through certified eclipse glasses (ISO 12312-2 international standard) or a handheld solar viewer to prevent eye damage. Regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes. Learn more at Niagara Region's website.

Additionally, we urge all residents to take precautionary measures to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience:

  1. Stay Prepared: Stock up on essential supplies like medication and plan your activities ahead of time to avoid unnecessary travel during potential traffic jams.
  2. View from Home: Consider watching the eclipse from the comfort of your own home to avoid traffic and crowded areas.
  3. Traffic Awareness: Anticipate heavy traffic on April 8. If attending a viewing party, leave early and pack essentials for a potential long drive home. Walking to nearby events can also help avoid traffic congestion.
  4. Business Readiness: Local businesses, ensure your staff is prepared for the influx of visitors and have contingency plans in place to welcome tourists safely.
  5. Communication Plan: Plan ahead for potential spotty cell service during the eclipse. Establish a meeting point for your family in case of emergencies.
  6. Last-Minute Safety Check: Use April 7 to perform a final safety check and ensure all essentials are stocked up.

As the eclipse unfolds, let's prioritize safety and enjoyment. Whether viewing from home or attending an event, let's make smart choices and cherish this historic moment together.


On Monday, April 8, 2024, a Total Solar Eclipse will take place that can be viewed across the Niagara Region.

The total solar eclipse will be visible in North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The moon is expected to completely cover the sun in the direct path of totality, making this a rare opportunity to observe this phenomenon.

There has not been a total eclipse visible from major Canadian cities since the 1970s, and the next one of this magnitude will be in 2079.

During a total solar eclipse, the path of totality is a narrow corridor approximately 100 to 115 km wide where the sun appears to be completely covered by the moon for a short period of time (between 2 and 3 minutes). This is the most spectacular part of the eclipse, as those who are lucky enough to be in this corridor are able to see the sun's corona, the chromosphere, prominences and streamers.

In Lincoln, the solar eclipse experience is expected to start at 2:04 p.m. and last for about two and a half hours. The sun will be fully eclipsed at approximately 3:18 p.m. and will last for approximately three minutes.


Safety is paramount during this awe-inspiring event. It is imperative to view the eclipse through certified eclipse glasses (ISO 12312-2 international standard) or a handheld solar viewer to prevent eye damage. Regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes. Learn more at Niagara Region's website.

Additionally, we urge all residents to take precautionary measures to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience:

  1. Stay Prepared: Stock up on essential supplies like medication and plan your activities ahead of time to avoid unnecessary travel during potential traffic jams.
  2. View from Home: Consider watching the eclipse from the comfort of your own home to avoid traffic and crowded areas.
  3. Traffic Awareness: Anticipate heavy traffic on April 8. If attending a viewing party, leave early and pack essentials for a potential long drive home. Walking to nearby events can also help avoid traffic congestion.
  4. Business Readiness: Local businesses, ensure your staff is prepared for the influx of visitors and have contingency plans in place to welcome tourists safely.
  5. Communication Plan: Plan ahead for potential spotty cell service during the eclipse. Establish a meeting point for your family in case of emergencies.
  6. Last-Minute Safety Check: Use April 7 to perform a final safety check and ensure all essentials are stocked up.

As the eclipse unfolds, let's prioritize safety and enjoyment. Whether viewing from home or attending an event, let's make smart choices and cherish this historic moment together.


  • Business owners, managers or operators:  

    As we anticipate the rare celestial event of the 2024 Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, we recognize the potential for increased visitation to our town. The Town of Lincoln is keen to collaborate with our valued local businesses to make the most of this unique opportunity.

    To better understand and support your initiatives, we kindly request your participation in a brief survey. Your insights will help us coordinate efforts, enhance the visitor experience, and collectively showcase the charm of Lincoln during this extraordinary event.

    Consultation has concluded and hte event has ended. Thank you for your participation. 

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