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. In Connecticut, this will be a partial annular eclipse. If the sky is clear, we welcome the public to come and view this event through our telescopes between 12-2pm.
Annular eclipse begins at 12:12:17 (EDT (GMT-4)), at “03:00 o’clock” on the sun’s disk.
For more information on the October 14, 2023 Annular Eclipse:
An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth while it is at its farthest point from Earth. Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it appears smaller than the Sun and does not completely cover the star. This creates a “ring of fire” effect in the sky. An annular or partial solar eclipse must be viewed at all times with solar eclipse glasses or a pinhole projection.
Image credit: NASA/Bill Dunford
The eclipse in New Haven will be partial.