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Newsletter Issue 127

Close-up of the Sun appearing as a crescent of glaring light as the Moon covers a large portion of it.

“Great American Eclipse” on October 14: Watch It LIVE!

Mark your calendars! An annular solar eclipse will sweep across the Americas on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

If you’re not among the lucky 31.5 million people who live in the central path of the eclipse, don’t fret: Our eclipse chasers are on the move to bring you live images of the “ring of fire” forming in the skies above Roswell, New Mexico.

All you need to do to claim your front-row seat is to tune in to our live stream, starting at 14:30 UTC.

Live show host Anne Buckle has the details

Earth Eclipses Moon on October 28–29

Eclipses never come alone. Two weeks after the annular eclipse, over 85 percent of the world’s population will get a chance to witness Earth’s shadow take a bite out of the Full Moon during a partial lunar eclipse.

Actually, make that 100 percent of the world’s population: We’ll be live streaming that eclipse, too!

Map of New Braunfels and Seguin in Texas, with lines showing where the 2023 annular solar eclipse is visible according to eclipse predictions from 1987 compared to today’s calculations.

How Two Cities “Lost” the 2023 Solar Eclipse

The cities of New Braunfels and Seguin in Texas were predicted to be within the central path of annularity for the solar eclipse on October 14.

But, according to more up-to-date calculations, large portions of these two cities will be just outside the area where the “ring of fire” is visible. How can this be?

Graham Jones explains the shelf life of eclipse predictions

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