On Saturday, October 14th, 2023, an annular solar eclipse, also known as a "Ring of Fire" eclipse, will be visible across the U.S. This type of eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, but doesn't completely cover it, leaving a ring of sunlight visible around the moon.
The Ring of Fire eclipse will be visible from a path that stretches from Oregon to Texas, so residents of these areas can enjoy the show in the sky. It will begin in Oregon at 9:13 a.m. PT and end in Texas at 12:03 p.m. CST.
The maximum eclipse, when the moon covers the most of the sun, will occur at 10:59 a.m. MST in Nevada.
Outside of this path, a partial eclipse can be seen across the continental U.S.
How to Safely Watch the Ring of Fire Eclipse
It's important to never look directly at the sun, even during a solar eclipse. Doing so can cause serious eye damage or even blindness. The only safe way to watch a solar eclipse is to use special eclipse glasses or a solar viewer.
Eclipse glasses, or "solar viewers", are specially designed glasses that block out most of the sun's light, allowing you to safely view the eclipse. These glasses project an image of the sun onto a screen, which you can then view safely.