This annular eclipse is the second of three notable solar eclipses viewable from the US. It follows the US total eclipse of August 2017, and comes six months before the Mexico-US-Canada total eclipse of April 2024.
Annularity, where the Sun forms a ‘ring of fire’ around the Moon, is visible along a narrow path that crosses the US from Oregon to Texas. It then passes over Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula, plus parts of Central America, Colombia, and Brazil. Elsewhere in the Americas—from Alaska to Argentina—a partial eclipse will be visible.
The timeanddate team will broadcast this eclipse live from the world-famous city of Roswell, New Mexico.
Where to See the Eclipse
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions seeing, at least, a partial eclipse: West in Africa, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic.
Eclipse Shadow Path
3D Eclipse Animation
Where the Eclipse Is Visible
Warning: Never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection.
The Moon's antumbra, the portion of its shadow that causes the annular eclipse, will first make landfall on the coast of Oregon. Here, the Moon will begin to move in front of the Sun's disk at 8:04 am local time. It will then move across parts of Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas, also touching peripheral areas of California, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona along the way.
Farther south, the eclipse will be visible in parts of the Yucatán peninsula in southwestern Mexico and several Central American countries, including Belize, Honduras, and Panama. It will then sweep across central Colombia and a large stretch of northern Brazil before coming to an end in the Atlantic ocean, just off Natal, Brazil.
When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline
The eclipse starts at one location and ends at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurs.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Oct 14 at 15:03:45||Oct 14 at 11:03:45 am|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Oct 14 at 16:10:09||Oct 14 at 12:10:09 pm|
|Maximum Eclipse||Oct 14 at 17:59:27||Oct 14 at 1:59:27 pm|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Oct 14 at 19:48:56||Oct 14 at 3:48:56 pm|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Oct 14 at 20:55:11||Oct 14 at 4:55:11 pm|
* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: October 28, 2023 — Partial Lunar Eclipse