Best of 2023: Night sky events not to miss
The sun, moon and Earth will almost perfectly align on October 14. This will result in a partial solar eclipse across the United States. The eclipse will be visible along a band running from southern Oregon, through Nevada and the Four Corners region, then into west and south Texas, and finally into the Gulf of Mexico. An annular eclipse occurs when the moon passes across the interior of the sun’s face forming a blinding ring, aka, the “Ring of Fire.” Chart by John Goss/ EarthSky.
As with all solar eclipses, view it safely only through proper solar filters. Otherwise, permanent eye damage will result.