Posted on March 13th, 2024 by Canna Provisions

2024 Solar Eclipse In The Northeast

Experience the 2024 Solar Eclipse in the Northeast: A Guide to Celestial Wonder and Relaxation

On April 8, 2024, the skies over the Northeast and upstate New York will darken as we witness a rare celestial event: a total solar eclipse. This awe-inspiring occasion offers a unique opportunity for both astronomy enthusiasts and casual observers to experience the majesty of the cosmos. From all over, adventurers and sky-watchers will gather to behold this natural phenomenon. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to plan your eclipse viewing, including how to enhance your experience with the perfect legal adult-use cannabis products for the occasion.

What Makes the 2024 Solar Eclipse Special

The Path of Totality

  • The 2024 eclipse offers a special viewing spectacle, and different from the last one in 2017, where the moon completely covers the sun, revealing the sun’s breathtaking corona.
  • The path of totality, where the eclipse is best viewed, stretches through upstate New York and is a perfect reason to swing into Canna Provisions Lee dispensary near New York to grab the essentials.
  • We’ll highlight key times and locations to ensure you’re perfectly placed for this event.

Viewing Safety

  • Remember, safety first! Before the total eclipse phase, it’s crucial to protect your eyes.
  • Eclipse glasses a must for watching the partial phases. In other words: DON’T LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE ECLIPSE IT’S BAD FOR YOUR EYES.

Planning Your Eclipse Adventure

Best Viewing Locations

  • Select a spot within the path of totality in upstate New York, and swing by the Berkshires and our adult-use dispensary near Lee, MA right off the interstate to recharge and pick up your choice viewing cannabis products (see below).
  • Consider local parks or open spaces that offer a clear view of the sky.
  • Want more detail? Check out this breakdown from on three of the best spots in New York State to see the 2024 solar eclipse:

Niagara Falls, New York

If the Northeastern United States has good weather on eclipse day, the most picturesque images of the event might come from Niagara Falls. One of the best perspectives will come from the outlook called Terrapin Point, where the Sun will hang halfway up in the southwest — directly over the Falls! Science buffs who observe or photograph the eclipse from this area surely will want to visit the Nikola Tesla Statue within Queen Victoria Park on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. It lies only 0.3 mile (0.5 km) north of Terrapin Point.

Eclipse starts: 2:04:50 p.m. EDT
Eclipse ends: 4:31:57 p.m. EDT
Maximum eclipse: 3:20:02 p.m. EDT
Sun’s altitude at maximum eclipse: 45.6°
Duration of totality: 3 minutes 31 seconds
Width of Moon’s shadow: 110.8 miles (178.4 km)

Buffalo, New York

The largest city in New York that will experience the Moon’s umbra is Buffalo, with its metropolitan population of 1.1 million. The center line passes right through downtown, so expect all activity to come to a screeching halt in mid-afternoon. Travelers desiring information about the eclipse might want to check with the staff of Zygmunt Planetarium, which is part of the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Eclipse starts: 2:04:54 p.m. EDT
Eclipse ends: 4:32:07 p.m. EDT
Maximum eclipse: 3:20:11 p.m. EDT
Sun’s altitude at maximum eclipse: 45.6°
Duration of totality: 3 minutes 45 seconds
Width of Moon’s shadow: 110.7 miles (178.2 km)

Plattsburgh, New York

This small city of roughly 20,000 residents makes this list primarily because it’s a one-hour drive from Montréal, Canada’s second most populous city. Montréal itself will enjoy nearly 2 minutes of totality, but all serious eclipse chasers will head south to the center line for that additional 90 seconds. Good choice.

Eclipse starts: 2:14:02 p.m. EDT
Eclipse ends: 4:37:04 p.m. EDT
Maximum eclipse: 3:27:29 p.m. EDT
Sun’s altitude at maximum eclipse: 40.4°
Duration of totality: 3 minutes 33 seconds
Width of Moon’s shadow: 108.4 miles (174.5 km)

Accommodations and Travel Tips

  • Book your stay wherever you are headed to in order to avoid high prices, and ensure you have a cozy place to return to after a day of celestial excitement.
  • With many travelers expected, planning your route and packing essentials like water, snacks, and, of course, your eclipse glasses is key. Swing by Canna Provisions in Lee and Holyoke for all the recreational cannabis edibles and flower and solar eclipse viewing enhancements that make eclipse viewing an incredible experience!

The Best Cannabis Products forEnhancing Your Eclipse Experience

As the 2024 solar eclipse approaches, enthusiasts across the Northeast are preparing for a celestial spectacle unlike any other. Enhancing this once-in-a-lifetime experience with the right cannabis products can elevate your sensory perception, making the eclipse even more unforgettable. Whether you’re settling in the vast landscapes of upstate New York or the serene Berkshires of Massachusetts, selecting the perfect cannabis companion is crucial. Here’s our guide to the top cannabis products at the best cannabis dispensary in Lee MA for your eclipse viewing adventure, suggested to harmonize with the unique experience of witnessing the sun temporarily vanish from the sky.

Why Choose Cannabis for the Solar Eclipse?

  • Enhanced Sensory Experience: Cannabis is renowned for its ability to heighten senses, allowing you to appreciate the eclipse’s visual and emotional impact more profoundly.
  • Relaxation and Comfort: Viewing the eclipse, especially in a group setting or unfamiliar location, can be exhilarating yet tense. Certain cannabis products can provide relaxation, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
  • Mindfulness and Connection: The rare event of a solar eclipse is a moment to connect with nature and the cosmos. Cannabis can aid in fostering a deeper sense of presence and mindfulness during the event.



Top Cannabis Products for Your Eclipse Viewing

  1. Sativa Dominant Strains: For an energizing and uplifting effect that enhances your awareness and appreciation of the eclipse’s beauty.
  2. CBD-Infused or High CBD Edibles: Perfect for those seeking a non-intoxicating experience but still want the calming benefits of cannabis to enjoy the moment fully.
  3. Indica Dominant Strains: Ideal for later in the event, helping you relax and reflect on the experience with a sense of peace and serenity. Try some of the award wining strains from Rythm Cannabis at Canna Provisions.
  4. Hybrid Strains: Offering a balanced experience, hybrids can provide the perfect middle ground between relaxation and sensory enhancement.
  5. Topical Products: For those who prefer not to ingest or inhale, cannabis-infused topicals can offer localized relaxation without psychoactive effects, perfect for staying comfortable during long viewing periods.
  6. Vaporizers: A discreet and convenient option, vaporizers allow for precise dosing, ensuring you maintain the desired level of effect without overshadowing the natural spectacle.

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Tips for Selecting Your Eclipse Cannabis Products

  • Consider Your Setting: Are you viewing the eclipse in a public place, or from the comfort of a private setting? Choose products that suit your environment and the company you’ll be with.
  • Mind the Duration: The eclipse experience can last several hours, so consider products with effects that align with the length of the event.
  • Legal and Responsible Use: Always ensure you’re complying with local laws regarding cannabis use and choose a consumption method that respects those around you.

For more detailed information on the best cannabis products for viewing the 2024 solar eclipse in the Northeast, visit the Lee dispensary menu for Canna Provisions.

Selecting the Right PRODUCT

  • As you prepare for a day of astronomical awe, consider enhancing your experience with legal adult-use cannabis, chosen specifically for the occasion.
  • Opt for edibles strains that promote relaxation and enhance sensory experiences, making the eclipse even more memorable.
  • Whether you prefer a hybrid experience of a proper edible, a calming indica strain to ground you as the sky darkens, or a sativa preroll from the Smash Stash 14g sativa prerolls jar, or tincture or even a THC-dosed seltzer or soda to heighten your sense of wonder, ensure you’re choosing a Canna Provisions adult-use recreational cannabis product that complements the day’s activities. The fact you are shopping at the best dispensary in Massachusetts and the closest dispensary to New York state in Massachusetts only makes it all the better.


  • For those traveling to the eclipse’s path, consider stopping at local Lee MA dispensary Canna Provisions along your route.
  • Canna Provisions is the most award-winning, woman-owned, independent adult-use recreational dispensary in Massachusetts and Canna Provisions is the closest dispensary to NY in Western Mass.
  • Canna Provisions is home to the best edibles menu in MA, the top cannabis strains in MA, and Smash Hits cannabis by Chemdog, a High Times award winning cannabis cultivator.

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The Day of the Eclipse: What to Expect

As the moment of totality approaches, the environment will transform. Shadows sharpen, temperatures drop, and a twilight hue envelops the landscape. This surreal setting, coupled with the right cannabis strain, can create an unparalleled sensory journey as you witness the corona’s delicate light and the stars that emerge in the daytime sky.

Beyond the Eclipse

The eclipse might be the day’s highlight, but the surrounding areas offer much more. Explore local attractions, enjoy nature hikes, or visit historical sites in upstate New York and the Berkshires. A well-rounded trip can make the eclipse an unforgettable part of a grand adventure.

The 2024 solar eclipse presents a rare opportunity to witness one of nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles. With careful planning, safety considerations, and the thoughtful inclusion of cannabis to enhance the experience, you’re set for a truly remarkable day. Remember to savor the moment, embrace the wonder of the cosmos, and enjoy the communal spirit of those gathered to share in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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Ready to elevate your cannabis journey with the best flower menu in Western Massachusetts? Visit Canna Provisions today! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are eager to guide you through our selection and help you find the perfect match for your needs. Whether you are a seasoned enthusiast or exploring cannabis for the first time, Canna Provisions is your ultimate destination for quality, variety, and satisfaction. Don’t wait – experience the pinnacle of cannabis flower selections, as well as edibles, and see why we are the most award-winning Western Massachusetts retail adult use cannabis dispensary!

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