A solar eclipse is a spectacular, sometimes once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. Wouldn't it be nice to have a provocative trailer like a summer blockbuster? Well, NASA has released a trailer for the upcoming annular solar eclipse broadcast in the next few weeks. The footage is sure to get you excited about this celestial event. The annular solar eclipse will occur on October 14, 2023. Unlike a total solar eclipse, in an annular solar eclipse, the moon does not completely cover the sun. This happens because the moon is at its furthest from Earth during a solar eclipse, making it appear smaller in the sky. Its small size compared to the Sun creates a "ring of fire" effect. As if the skies weren't enough to look at on this day, NASA also posted some images of past annular solar eclipses. They are truly breathtaking sights.
The solar eclipse will be visible across much of the United States. In the United States, it sails from the Oregon coast to the Gulf of Mexico. If you're planning on travelling to see the eclipse, northeastern Nevada, central Utah, northeastern Arizona, southwestern Colorado, central New Mexico, and southern Texas are also in the eclipse's path. there is. You can check the NASA map. For added convenience, you can also check the eclipse route created by French expert Xavier Juvier, based on his Google Maps.
If you live near the direction of the solar eclipse, please note that it is not safe to look directly at the eclipse, or even the sun, without special eye protection. If you can't find it or live far from the eclipse trail, NASA will bring you the eclipse via live broadcast on all social channels and on the NASA app and NASA.gov. Be sure to mark your calendars. The live broadcast will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. EDT, Saturday, October 14th.