- Cloud cover may make visibility difficult in some areas.
- Even cities not in the direct path may see at least partial blocking.
- It is unsafe to look directly at the eclipse without special equipment.
Much of North, Central, and South America will have the opportunity to see an annular solar eclipse today, October 14, 2023. In the lower 48 states of the United States, some West Coast cities will begin to see a partial eclipse just after 8:00 a.m. local time.
Naturally, opportunities to watch the eclipse will be limited to places with clear skies. The sky below the total annular path will be best for viewing the eclipse from Four Corners to Texas, but cloud cover could cause problems in the northwest. If you’re in the partial eclipse zone, parts of the Deep South and Southern Plains will be good places to look with eclipse glasses. Unfortunately, skies will be obscured from the Midwest to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Here are the latest reports as this exciting event unfolds.
Check the shadows during an annular eclipse
During an annular eclipse, the shadows cast by the partially obscured Sun, or “ring of fire,” may appear different than usual. According to the American Astronomical SocietySmall spaces between foliage or other plants may form natural pinhole projectors, casting a miniature version of the sun’s crescent or “ring of fire” onto the ground.
The episode was reached in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Under clear skies, Albuquerque residents and visitors enjoyed the view of the ring — the “Ring of Fire” — just after 10:30 a.m. local time. NASA experts They were broadcasting live From the grounds of the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival.
Texas sunlight fading on satellite
Satellite images Over Texas, the effects of the eclipse are beginning to appear in the form of diminishing sunlight. Much of Texas lies in the full loop’s path.
The episode begins in the United States
The episode began sometime after 9:00 a.m. local time in parts of the Pacific Northwest. However, cloud cover likely prevented most of them from seeing the “Ring of Fire.”
Can you feel a solar eclipse?
NASA scientists say that you can feel the change in the environment when observing a solar eclipse. In a total annular path, temperatures may drop and evening wildlife may become active while the sun is obscured. NOAA experts say soDue to decreasing solar radiation, temperatures can drop between 4-10 degrees.
When will the next annular eclipse be visible in the United States?
The next annular solar eclipse can be seen from the United States It won’t happen until June 21, 2039. Most parts of the country are not in the path of this future eclipse. Alaska is the only state on the path.
NASA goes live for Eclipse
NASA experts and guests are Live broadcast From Kerrville, Texas and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The beginning of the eclipse was spotted in San Diego
The sun reportedly began showing partial opacity just after 8:00 a.m. local time in San Diego.
Do not look at the eclipse without special protection
Just because the sun is partially obscured during a solar eclipse, doesn’t mean it’s safe to look directly at the bright star. Your eyes are vulnerable to damage from the sun. Viewing the eclipse through a standard set of binoculars, telescope, or camera can cause severe eye damage. Make sure to use properly Solar projector. Sunglasses do not qualify as proper sunglasses.
What cities are in the path of the eclipse?
Much of the west lies in the path of the annular solar eclipse. Even cities not in the direct path may be able to see at least partial obscuration, depending on the distance from the eclipse’s path.
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