What time is the solar eclipse 2023?
An annular solar eclipse will occur on Saturday, October 14, 2023. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometres or miles wide. This will be the second annular eclipse visible from Albuquerque in 11 years, where it crosses the path of the May 2012 eclipse. Occurring only 4.6 days after apogee (Apogee on October 10, 2023), the moon's apparent diameter will be smaller. It also coincides with the last day of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Future total solar eclipses will cross the United States in April 2024 (12 states) (Saros 139, Ascending Node) and August 2045 (10 states) (Saros 136, Descending Node), and an annular solar eclipse will occur in June 2048 (9 states) (Saros 128, Descending Node).
The path of the eclipse will begin to cross the United States in Oregon, entering at Dunes City, and passing over Newport, Crater Lake National Park, Umpqua and Fremont National Forests, Eugene, and Medford. After passing over the northeast corner of California (in the Modoc National Forest), it will travel through Nevada (passing over Black Rock Desert, Winnemucca and Elko) and Utah (passing over Fishlake National Forest, Canyonlands National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Bluff). After that, it will cover the northeast corner of Arizona (including Kayenta) and the southwest corner of Colorado (including Cortez and the Ute Mountain Reservation). In New Mexico, it will pass over Farmington, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Roswell and Carlsbad. Afterwards, it will enter Texas, passing over Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio and Corpus Christi before entering the Gulf of Mexico.
In Mexico, the eclipse will pass over the Yucatan Peninsula, covering Campeche City in Campeche State, Oxkutzcab in Yucatan State (coming close to Mérida), and Chetumal in Quintana Roo.
In Belize, the eclipse will pass over Belmopan and Belize City before leaving land again; when it re-enters in Honduras, it will pass over La Ceiba and Catacamas, and in Nicaragua it will pass over Bluefields. The point of greatest eclipse will occur near the coast of Nicaragua. After that, in Costa Rica it will pass over Limon, and in Panama it will pass over Santiago and come close to Panama City. Its point of greatest duration will occur just off the coast of Nata, Panama.
In South America, the eclipse will enter Colombia from the Pacific Ocean and pass over Pereira, Armenia, Cali, Ibagué and Neiva. In Brazil, it will pass over the states of Amazonas (covering Fonte Boa, Tefé and Coari), Pará (covering Parauapebas and Xinguara), Tocantins (Araguaína) Maranhão (Balsas), Piauí (Picos), Ceará (Juazeiro do Norte), Pernambuco (Araripina), Paraíba (João Pessoa) and Rio Grande do Norte (Natal) before ending in the Atlantic Ocean.
Solar Saros 134
Eclipses of 2023
Solar eclipses of 2022–2025
This eclipse is a member of a semester series. An eclipse in a semester series of solar eclipses repeats approximately every 177 days and 4 hours (a semester) at alternating nodes of the Moon's orbit.
It is a part of Saros cycle 134, repeating every 18 years, 11 days, containing 71 events. The series started with partial solar eclipse on June 22, 1248. It contains total eclipses from October 9, 1428 through December 24, 1554 and hybrid eclipses from January 3, 1573 through June 27, 1843, and annular eclipses from July 8, 1861 through May 21, 2384. The series ends at member 71 as a partial eclipse on August 6, 2510. The longest duration of totality was 1 minutes, 30 seconds on October 9, 1428. All eclipses in this series occurs at the Moon’s descending node.
This eclipse is a part of the long period inex cycle, repeating at alternating nodes, every 358 synodic months (≈ 10,571.95 days, or 29 years minus 20 days). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee). However, groupings of 3 inex cycles (≈ 87 years minus 2 months) comes close (≈ 1,151.02 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.
This eclipse is a part of a tritos cycle, repeating at alternating nodes every 135 synodic months (≈ 3986.63 days, or 11 years minus 1 month). Their appearance and longitude are irregular due to a lack of synchronization with the anomalistic month (period of perigee), but groupings of 3 tritos cycles (≈ 33 years minus 3 months) come close (≈ 434.044 anomalistic months), so eclipses are similar in these groupings.
The metonic series repeats eclipses every 19 years (6939.69 days), lasting about 5 cycles. Eclipses occur in nearly the same calendar date. In addition, the octon subseries repeats 1/5 of that or every 3.8 years (1387.94 days). All eclipses in this table occur at the Moon's descending node.
Where is the best place to see the 2023 eclipse?
San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas San Antonio is the biggest city in the path of the 2023 solar eclipse with the entire event visible from the city and many of its suburbs.
What 13 states will see the total eclipse in 2023?
National Eclipse In the U.S., the path of annularity will cross over Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. In Central America, the path of annularity will cross over Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Where can I see the solar eclipse in 2023?
On Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. Visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America, millions of people in the Western Hemisphere can experience this eclipse.
Where is the eclipse on April 2023?
The Hybrid Solar Eclipse of 2023 Apr 20 is visible from the following geographic regions: Partial Eclipse: southeast Asia, East Indies, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand. Hybrid Eclipse: Australia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia (West Papua and Papua)