How to View the October 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse

How to View the October 2023 Hybrid Solar Eclipse

2023 Annular Eclipse

On October 14, 2023, lucky observers in the path of annularity will see an annular solar eclipse. The famed “Ring of Fire” appears to encircle a darkened Moon when the Moon is too far from Earth to cover the Sun completely. Although we can’t see the Sun’s corona during an annular eclipse, the phenomenon is breathtaking in its own right.

The October 2023 annular eclipse is the second of three notable solar eclipses visible from the United States between August 2017 and April 2024.
October 2023 Hybrid Solar Eclipse Path

The eclipse’s path begins in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern Canada at 15:03 UTC (08:03 PDT) and moves across the southwestern United States, Central America, Colombia, and Brazil. In the United States, the path spans from Oregon to Texas. A partial eclipse will be visible in other parts of North America (Alaska) and South America (Argentina).

2023 Annular Eclipse Path

In the United States, the eclipse will make landfall at Reedsport, Oregon. From there, it will move across parts of Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico, ending in Corpus Christi, Texas. 



When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse starts in one place and ends in another as it traverses the globe. The table below shows the actual times (in UTC) when the various phases of the eclipse begin and end. If you want to observe the eclipse yourself, you’ll need to look up specific times for your viewing location.


UTC Time

Penumbra - Partial Begins

October 14, 15:03:38

Umbra - Annularity Begins

October 14, 16:09:59

Maximum eclipse

October 14, 17:59:21

Umbra - Annularity Ends

October 14, 19:48:53

Penumbra - Partial Ends

October 14, 20:55:06

Get prepared to view the Sun safely during this annular eclipse or anytime with our Ultimate Guide to Observing the Sun.


More resources to help you observe and photograph the eclipse:



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Watch the Eclipse Live

If you aren’t in the path of annularity during this eclipse, we recommend watching’s livestream coverage. 

Time and Date 2024 Solar Eclipse Live Stream


Annular Eclipse Stories

Two Celestron employees have had unforgettable experiences while witnessing solar eclipses. Read their stories and get inspired!



Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse of 2024

The annular eclipse of 2023 is an appetizer for the spectacular total solar eclipse crossing the United States just 177 days later, on April 8, 2024.

How to View the April 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

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