Image Description: An animated gif of the 2023 “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse, as would be seen from the line of 100% annularity. Credit: Lowell Observatory/Nase Nise.
About Annular Eclipses
An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon obscures the center of the Sun, leaving a visible outer ring known as the “ring of fire”.
“This annular eclipse will be of particular interest because it’s close to the total solar eclipse taking place in April, so we can really compare the two.” says Dr. Tyler Richey-Yowell, a Percival Lowell Postdoctoral Fellow at Lowell Observatory. “While it’s hard for us to notice the change in apparent size of the Moon on a day-to-day basis, having these two types of eclipses back-to-back really allows us to get a sense of the dynamics happening even within our own Earth-Moon system!”
Event Date: October 14, 2023
Lowell Observatory Opening Time: 7:30 am
Location: Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Partial Annular Eclipse Schedule:
Begins: 8:10 am MST
Maximum: 9:30 am MST
Ends: 11:00 am MST
Duration: 2 hours, 51 minutes
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