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Time Table

ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE

October 14, 2023


This eclipse will be a partial eclipse for most of North America. But on a narrow path from Oregon to Texas and further south, an annular (ring of fire) eclipse will be visible.



Some places where the eclipse will be annular:

LocationPartial BegAnn BegAnn EndPartial EndAltDuration (min)
Eugene, OR8:05am9:179:2110:40am18°3:55
Crater Lakes Nat Park, OR8:05am9:179:2210:41am20°4:33
Winnemucca, NV8:06am9:219:2510:47am24°4:27
Ticaboo, UT9:10am10:2810:3312:00pm32°4:45
Albuquerque, NM9:13am10:3510:3912:10pm36°4:48
Roswell, NM9:16am10:3910:4312:15pm40°4:41
Odessa, TX10:18am11:4311:481:22pm43°4:49
San Antonio, TX*10:24am11:5211:561:33pm48°4:21
Corpus Christy, TX10:26am11:5612:011:38pm50°4:53
Uxmal (near Merida), MEX10:46am12:2312:272:10pm62°4:07
Belize City, BEL9:53am+11:3211:371:20pm65°5:11
La Ceiba, HON9:58am11:3911:441:27pm67°5:12
Santa Fe Nat'l Park, PAN11:24am1:081:132:55pm68°5:02

* In a larger town, the exact eclipse duration depends on where in the town you are.
+ Belize/Honduras don't observe daylight savings time; so time is off from the rest.

In this table, alt means altitude - how high the eclipsed Sun will be in the sky, where 0° would mean being at the horizon and 90o would mean being above your head.


Eclipse Information for the biggest US cities:
(Note that in most places the eclipse will be partial)

LocationBeginsMaxEndsDiam CovAlt at Max
New York City12:08pm1:222:36pm35%41°
Los Angeles8:08am9:2510:50am78%28°
Chicago10:37am11:581:22pm54%40°
Houston10:27am11:591:38pm90%49°
Philadelphia12:05pm1:212:37pm38%42°
Phoenix8:11am9:3211:02am85%34°
San Antonio*10:24am11:541:33pm96%48°
San Diego8:09am9:2610:53am76%30°
Dallas10:24am11:531:30pm86%46°
San Francisco8:05am9:2010:42am83%23°
Indianapolis11:40am1:022:29pm55%42°
Washington DC12:00pm1:192:39pm42%43°
Miami11:57am1:343:12pm67%56°
Austin10:24am11:541:33pm93%47°
San Jose8:06am9:2010:43am82%23°
Fort Worth10:23am11:521:29pm87%45°
Jacksonville11:51am1:232:57pm63%52°
Charlotte11:51am1:172:45pm53%47°
Columbus11:46am1:072:31pm50%42°
Seattle8:08am9:2010:40am86%17°
Denver9:14am10:3612:06pm85%34°
Boston12:18pm1:262:33pm29%39°

* Will see the annular eclipse

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

April 8, 2024


This eclipse will be a partial eclipse for most of North America. But on a narrow path from Western Mexico to Eastern Canada, a spectacular total eclipse will be visible.



Some places where the eclipse will be total and will last a longer time:

LocationPartial BegTotal BegTotal EndPartial EndAltDuration (min)
Torreon, MEX12:00pm1:171:212:4371°4:09
Kerrville (near San Antonio), TX12:15pm1:321:362:5668°4:25
Arlington (near Dallas), TX12:23pm1:401:443:0265°3:22
Morrilton (near Little Rock), AK 12:34pm 1:51 1:55 3:11 62° 4:14
Cape Girardeau, MO 12:42pm 1:58 2:02 3:17 58° 4:07
Carbondale, IL 12:43pm 1:59 2:03 3:18 57° 4:10
Indianapolis, IN* 1:51pm 3:06 3:10 4:23 54° 3:46
Cleveland, OH* 1:59pm 3:14 3:18 4:29 49° 3:49
Erie, PA 2:02pm 3:16 3:20 4:31 48° 3:43
Niagara Falls, NY 2:05pm 3:18 3:22 4:32 46° 3:31
Buffalo, NY* 2:05pm 3:18 3:22 4:32 46° 3:45
Rochester, NY* 2:07pm 3:20 3:24 4:33 45° 3:39
Sherbrooke (near Montreal), CAN 2:17pm 3:28 3:31 4:38 40° 3:26
Oakfield, ME 2:22pm 3:32 3:35 4:41 36° 3:22

* In larger cities, the duration can be different in different parts of the city.

The column labeled "Alt" shows how high the eclipsed Sun will be in the sky, where 0o would mean being at the horizon and 90° would mean being above your head. Duration means the length of time that the eclipse will be total (the Moon will fully cover the Sun.)


Eclipse Information for the biggest US cities:
(Note that in most places the eclipse will be partial)

LocationBeginsMaxEndsDiam CovAlt at Max
New York City 2:11pm 3:26 4:36pm 91% 43°
Los Angeles 10:06am 11:12 12:22pm 58% 55°
Chicago 12:51pm 2:08 3:22pm 94% 53°
Houston 12:20pm 1:40 3:01pm 94% 68°
Philadelphia 2:08pm 3:24 4:35pm 90% 46°
Phoenix 10:08am 11:20 12:35pm 71% 60°
San Antonio 12:15pm 1:34 2:56pm 99% 69°
San Diego 10:03am 11:11 12:23pm 62% 57°
Dallas* 12:23pm 1:43 3:03pm 100% 65°
San Francisco 10:14am 11:13 12:16pm 45% 50°
Indianapolis* 1:51pm 3:08 4:23pm 100% 54°
Washington DC 2:04pm 3:21 4:33pm 89% 47°
Miami 1:48pm 3:02 4:13pm 56% 61°
Austin* 12:17pm 1:37 2:58pm 100% 68°
San Jose 10:13am 11:13 12:17pm 46% 51°
Fort Worth 12:22pm 1:42 3:02pm 100% 65°
Jacksonville 1:48pm 3:05 4:20pm 71% 58°
Charlotte 1:54pm 3:12 4:26pm 83% 54°
Columbus 1:56pm 3:13 4:27pm 99.6% 51°
Seattle 10:39am 11:29 12:21pm 31% 45°
Denver 11:28am 12:40 1:54pm 71% 58°
Boston 2:16pm 3:30 4:39pm 93% 41°

* Will see a total eclipse

"Diam Cov" gives the % of the Sun's diameter that will be dark.


Get Eclipse Glasses

It is never safe to look directly at the sun, and this eclipse is no different. Regular sunglasses are NOT safe for looking directly at the Sun (nor are swimming goggles or most camera filters), but you can safely protect your eyes with certified eclipse viewing glasses from your library or another reliable institution (such as a local science museum, college or high-school science department).

The American Astronomical Society has an eye safety webpage which also includes a list of the major sources of eclipse glasses that have been tested and rated safe: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety


Project an Image

Stand with your back to the Sun and use a colander or a piece of cardboard with a small hole in it to project images of the eclipsed Sun on a sheet of paper or just the sidewalk.

More detailed instructions for such safe viewing techniques can be found at:
American Astronomical Society: How to View Safely: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety
How To View a Solar Eclipse: The Exploratorium: https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how-to-view-eclipse
Guide to Building Solar Eclipse Viewers: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/home/726-guide-to-building-solar-eclipse-viewers.html


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