Learn About the October 14, 2023 Annular Eclipse

Learn About the October 14, 2023 Annular Eclipse

The annular solar eclipse happening on October 14, 2023 is a rare celestial event in which the moon will pass between the sun and the earth, appearing to block the sun and creating a "ring of fire" effect. During an annular eclipse, the moon is too far from the earth to completely cover the sun, leaving a bright ring of sunlight visible around the moon's edge.

The eclipse will be visible in parts of North America, including Mexico, the United States, and Canada, as well as parts of South America, including Colombia and Ecuador. The path of the eclipse will cross several states in the southwestern United States, including Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. The eclipse will also cross over several national parks, making it a popular destination for eclipse viewing.

Are you in the path of the October 2023 Annular Eclipse?  Considering an expected 1 trillion people will see some portion of the eclipse event, and 31.5 million will see total coverage, the chances are really good.  Check this map to see where the best viewing areas are and approximate times.


It's important to remember that looking directly at the sun during an eclipse, even with a bright ring of light visible, can cause serious eye damage. Make sure to use proper eye protection, such as certified solar viewing glasses or a pinhole projector, to safely view the eclipse.

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