The maximum duration is 5 minutes 17 seconds.
The maximum band is 116 mi (187 km).
In the USA, the annular solar eclipse begins in Oregon at 9:13 a.m. PDT and ends in Texas at 12:03 p.m. CDT.
Occurring only 4.6 days after apogee (Apogee on October 10, 2023), the moon’s apparent diameter will be smaller.
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun’s, blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometers or miles wide.
- Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
- Gamma: 0.3753
- Magnitude: 0.952
- Saros: 134 (44 of 71)
- Greatest eclipse: 18:00:41
- Max. width of band: 187 km (116 mi)
Don’t miss part 1 of a double eclipse show for the US!
On October 14, 2023, the Moon will again pass directly between Earth and the Sun — but this time it will not quite completely cover the solar disk, instead turning it into a thin “ring of fire.” This annular (Latin for ring-shaped) eclipse will be visible within a roughly 125-mile-wide path from Oregon to Texas and on into Mexico, Central America, and South America. Again, North Americans outside the path will be treated to a partial solar eclipse if the weather cooperates. (CREDIT: AAS)
This will be the second annular eclipse visible from Albuquerque in 11 years, where it crosses the path of the May 2012 eclipse.
Start making plans now to see this annular eclipse and the next total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. After that, you’ll have to travel, because you won’t see another one in the US until 2045!! Get to the path of totality in 2024, and hope for no clouds. Stay tuned for details!