Annular Eclipse: 2023

During the morning of October 14th, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will be visible across the Western US. If you are fortunate enough to work along the path of totality, expect larger numbers of visitors than is typical for the time of year. If you are outside of the path of totality, you will be able to view a significant partial eclipse. Engaging visitors in your eclipse efforts will form memories to last a lifetime. Join us for mini videos on eclipse science, mini webinars with NASA scientists, outreach specialists, and interpreters, and NASA resources to utilize with your visitors.

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During the annular eclipse, it is crucial that you are always wearing solar glasses or using a solar filter to view the Sun. At no point is the Sun completely covered by the Moon. By looking at any part of the annular eclipse without safety glasses or viewers, your eyes will be damaged by the sunlight.

Map of the path of the total solar eclipseThe path of the annular solar eclipse over North America. Credits: ©2021 Great American Eclipse, LLC, Used with Permission.

Interpreting the Eclipses: Recorded Webinars

Coming soon: Eclipse interpretation resources, including mini-webinars on heliophysics, lunar science, and eclipse science, as well as pathways of connection using interpretive techniques to connect visitors to the event happening at your site.