The annular solar eclipse on October 14 is one of the most anticipated astronomical events of the year, and for good reason.
It crossed eight US states from Oregon to Texas before moving across the Gulf of Mexico and through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Brazil. The “ring of fire” annular solar eclipse You will be visible to millions of people.
For those located on the annular path (the areas where the “Ring of Fire” can be seen), from start to finish, the solar eclipse will last – on average – about two and a half hours in total. This is divided into about 1.5 hours of partial solar eclipse, four to five minutes of annular solar eclipse, and then about another 1.5 hours of partial solar eclipse, according to Eclipse guide website Great American Eclipse.
How long does the “Ring of Fire” part of… Solar eclipse It will continue during the solar eclipse depending on your viewing location. The closer you are to the center line of the ring’s path, the longer you will be able to see the “Ring of Fire.” In the United States, the duration ranges from 1 minute and 24 seconds in Corvallis, Oregon, to 4 minutes and 52 seconds in Corpus Christi, Texas. According to the Great American Eclipse.
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Where will the annular solar eclipse last the longest?
Viewers of the eclipse off the coast of Nicaragua in the Gulf of Mexico will see a maximum duration of the “ring of fire” of about 5 minutes and 17 seconds. To see the exact path of the episode, check this out Interactive map It was created by French eclipse expert Xavier Jubier.
|location||Local time for “Ring of Fire”||Duration of the “Ring of Fire”|
|Oregon Dunes, Oregon||9:15 AM PT||4 minutes and 29 seconds|
|(Crater Lake National Park in Oregon).||9:17 AM PT||4 minutes and 19 seconds|
|(Great Basin National Park, Nevada).||9:24 AM PT||3 minutes and 46 seconds|
|(Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah).||10:27 AM Mecca time||2 minutes and 31 seconds|
|(Canyonlands National Park, Utah).||10:29 AM Mecca time||2 minutes and 24 seconds|
|Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado||10:31 AM Mecca time||2 minutes and 57 seconds|
|(Albuquerque, New Mexico).||10:34 AM Mecca time||4 minutes and 42 seconds|
|Corpus Christi, Texas||11:55 AM CET||4 minutes and 52 seconds|
|Edzana Maya Archaeological Site, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico||11:23 AM CST||4 minutes and 32 seconds|
If you’re hoping to view the eclipse in person, we have several guides to help you plan your eclipse viewing experience ranging from Top tips for planning your trip to From which the US states the “Ring of Fire” will be visible.
Or if you can’t watch the eclipse live, don’t worry because there are plenty of live solar eclipse broadcasts with expert commentary. our How to watch an annular solar eclipse in person and online The guide has compiled some of the best free live streams available all in one place.
Remember never to do that Look directly at the sun. To view a solar eclipse safely, you should use solar filters at all times. Whether your location will experience a partial solar eclipse or an annular solar eclipse, the risks are the same. Observers will need to wear solar eclipse glasses, and cameras, telescopes, and binoculars must have solar filters positioned in front of their lenses at all times.
our How to observe the sun safely The guide tells you everything you need to know about safe solar observations.
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