Where to go to Annular solar eclipse on October 14, 2023largely due to where the eclipse path is.
On that day the entire Americas will have a partial experience solar eclipseBut the “ring of fire” will only be visible from a distance of 125 miles (200 kilometers) heading from the northwest United States through Central America to Brazil.
This path of eclipse is the moonAnembra, where the full Moon appears in the interior the suntweak to create a “ring of fire” effect. Light levels will also fade significantly as 90% of the sun is covered. Off course is the Moon’s penumbra – its more opaque outer shadow – as the partial solar eclipse will be visible across North, Central and South America
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Although it won’t be as dramatic as the total solar eclipse 177 days later on April 8, 2024 in Mexico, the United States and Canada, this annular solar eclipse is worth watching. “The Ring of Fire is going to be a spectacle of its own,” Michael Zeller, cartographer and eclipse hunter at GreatAmericanEclipse.com he told Space.com during a Zoom interview. “Using eclipse glasses, you will see a strange sight of the sun appearing as a wonderful ring of sunlight.”
How to Plan a “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse
When planning where to go, research where you are going the best climate And the possibility of clear skies. “I recommend visiting the US National Parks in the Four Corners where Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Ariana meet, because it’s a sunny time of year after the monsoon season and before the winter storms,” says Zeller. “The perfect trip is to rent an RV and visit some great places in the area at a time of year when you won’t encounter huge crowds, except on eclipse day.” However, it would be wise to stay mobile and keep plans relatively smooth, checking out weather apps like windy In the days leading up to the eclipse, re-locate if necessary.
It all starts with the position of the loop trail on October 14, 2023. Only eight US states, from Oregon to Texas, will experience the “Ring of Fire” (we didn’t include Idaho because only a small portion of that state is crossed by the road). This is where you need to be on the day of the eclipse to see most of what this solar eclipse has to offer.
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1. Southern Oregon
when: 9:15-9:24 a.m. PT
Maximum duration of the “Ring of Fire”: 4 minutes 32 seconds
Main sites: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Klamath Falls.
climate: A high probability of cloud formation west of the falls, and it is likely to be clear to the east
As the Ring of Fire reaches the Beaver State, it will only be 17 degrees in the Southeast, so photographers will likely line its beautiful coastline between Lincoln Beach and Denmark. However, it is a frequently foggy coast, so it is a risky option.
The same applies to the scene of the “ring of fire” reflected in the deepest lake in America Crater Lake National Park. Close to Klamath Falls and Falls Eclipse Festival 2023. Skies are likely to be clear on the eastern side of the Cascade Range, with heavy rain Oregon Outback Scenic Areas In potentially arid high desert it would be a good option. Either way, it can get crowded in Oregon. “The track is a two-hour drive south from Portland and six hours from Seattle,” Zeller says. “That’s a lot of people.”
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2. Northeastern California
when: 9:18-9:22 a.m. PST
Maximum duration of the “Ring of Fire”: 4 minutes 39 seconds
Main sites: Lava Beds National Monument, Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
climate: Possibly clear skies
Although the annular solar eclipse comes to California, the path only traverses the northeast corner of it. “It’s a very sparsely populated area of California,” says Zeller, who doesn’t think the area will receive much in-state traffic. “For people in the San Francisco Bay Area or Southern California, the shortest route takes them to Nevada or Utah.” One of the scenic spots within California is Lava Beds National Monument Close to the north edge of the path, where the long view Bailey beads is expected.
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3. Northern Nevada
when: 9:18-9:28 a.m. PDT
Maximum duration of the “Ring of Fire”: 4 minutes 37 seconds
Main sites: Great Basin National Park, Ely, and Winnemucca
climate: Possibly clear skies
Rim Massacre Dark Sky National Conservation Area The hinterland of northwest Nevada might appeal to adventure seekers, but most will head from California or Salt Lake City on Interstate 80 (which criss-crosses the route and passes many small towns, like Winnemucca), or from Las Vegas in the south. It will be a popular target Great Basin National Park within the range of snakes. Nearby Eli will host NASA’s live broadcast team at its headquarters Fire Eclipse Ring Festival.
4. Southern Utah
when: 10:24-10:35 a.m. local time
Maximum duration of the “Ring of Fire”: 4 minutes and 40 seconds.
Main sites: Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Hovenweb National Monument and Bear’s Ears National Monument, Canyonlands National Park
climate: Possibly clear skies
The path crosses through Utah some of the most iconic landscapes in the United States. Visitors from Salt Lake City and Las Vegas can cross path using Interstate 15, but to the southeast are US national parks including Bryce Canyon, Capitol Rev And canyonlands. However, the options are nearly endless, with other beauties on the trail including state parks Kodachrome Basin, gooseneck And Gol ValleyNational Monuments Natural bridges, mullein And hofenweb. Valley of the Gods It is located near the Mexican Hat also on the track.
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5. Southwest Colorado
when: 10:30-10:35 a.m. local time
Maximum duration of the “Ring of Fire”: 4 minutes and 30 seconds
Main sites: Mesa Verde National Park, Valley of the Ancients National Monument, Yucca House National Monument
climate: Clear skies are expected
Colorado is another state that just flew into the path of the eclipse, but this Mesa Verde region of the Colorado Plateau has the famous Mesa Verde National Park The least visited Valleys of the Ancients National Monument And Yucca House National Monument So is the city of Cortez. The famous venue—which boasts Colorado’s longest-running “Ring of Fire”—will be the setting Four Corners National Monument Where Colorado meets Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.
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6. Northeastern Arizona
when: 10:29-10:35 a.m. local time
Maximum duration of the “Ring of Fire”: 4 minutes and 26 seconds
Main sites: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Navajo National Monument
climate: Possibly clear skies
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park The Navajo Nation on the border with Utah is the most popular destination in the Arizona area crossed by the eclipse path. However, there are two other types; Canyon de Chelly National Monument to the east and Navajo National Monument To the south. Eclipse chasers are a must at all of these locations Respect indigenous attitudes towards the eclipse. It’s unfortunate that the popular tourist spots around Page, Arizona—such as Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and Lake Powell—are outside the trail’s southern boundary.
7. New Mexico
when: 10:30-10:46 a.m. local time
Maximum duration of the “Ring of Fire”: 4 minutes and 46 seconds
Main sites: Chaco Canyon, Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Roswell
climate: Highest chance of clear skies
The trail cuts through New Mexico from northwest to southeast, passing some remote areas on either side of one of the largest cities anywhere on the trail. “Albuquerque will be ground zero for the annular, and the perfect place to see it,” says Jane Obel of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque. “The sun will be fairly high in the sky and that happens on the last Saturday of Ramadan Albuquerque International Balloon FestivalAlbuquerque will be very crowded on the day of the eclipse, but there are plenty of other places to consider. Aztec Ruins National Monument And Chaco Cultural National Historic Park To Santa Fe and Roswell.
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when: 11:41 – 12:03 PM CST
Maximum duration of the “Ring of Fire”: 4 minutes and 52 seconds
Main sites: San Antonio, Texas Hill Country, Padre Island National Seashore
climate: It will likely be clear in West Texas, and it will likely be cloudy elsewhere
Texas is the most populated part of the entire path of the eclipse, and is the last US state where the “ring of fire” will be visible. San Antonio and Corpus Christi have the highest experience, with Odessa and Midland in the west of the state ideal for a further experience (with more chance of clear skies). The Texas Hill District lies in the middle, 120 square miles of which will also see the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Places that will see both eclipses include Konkan, Vanderpool, Bandera, Kerrville and Uvalde.
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To plan trips to see the eclipse, use the interactive Google Maps Xavier Joubert The location of the eclipse is invaluable (and the timing source in this article), as are the simulations of the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses at Eclipse 2024 And beautiful eclipse maps GreatAmericanEclipse.com. Climate and weather forecasts by meteorologist Jay Anderson eclipsophile.com It is equally useful as is Fred Espinak’s previous NASA eclipse calculator Wise eclipse And eclipse mr.