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2024 Eclipse Views on Campus

Experience the eclipse excitement again with a video and gallery of images from the campus celebration on April 8.

April 15, 2024, by A&S News Staff

Thousands of Syracuse University students, faculty and staff, along with members of the local community, filled the Quad and the lawn in front of Hall of Languages to view the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Despite partly cloudy conditions, crowds cheered as the filtered sunshine peeked through, putting on a wonderful celestial show throughout the afternoon. Totality filled in and darkness spread across campus at 3:23 p.m. for approximately 1 minute and 24 seconds, the first time a total eclipse was present in Central New York in nearly a century.

Relive the eclipse by viewing a gallery of images from the day’s events on campus, which included science demonstrations by the Department of Physics and an immersive sound bathing and drumming experience.

For more information about the eclipse, including expert insight from A&S faculty, explore the College’s Great American Eclipse webpage.

Four girls with Eclipse Glasses SU Blanket

A group of students grab a perfect spot on the Quad to view the eclipse.

Large grouping of people on the Quad.

Thousands of people filled in to capture a glimpse of the rare and spectacular event.

Person giving a scientific demonstration.

Members of the Department of Physics provided science demonstrations to campus visitors.

Hall of Laguages crowd before eclipse

Eclipse onlookers also filled the lawn in front of the Hall of Languages.

Darkening Sky as totality fills in.

As totality neared, darkness surrounded campus.

Quad in darkness

During totality, lights turned on and the temperature dropped, giving the feeling that it was night.

Eclipse Darkness on Campus.

The eclipse offered a moment of unity, where people from across campus came together to share emotions of awe and excitement.

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Dan Bernardi