Annular Solar Eclipse to Cross United States, Mexico, and Parts of Central & South America


(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America soon.  An annular solar eclipse, according to NASA, “happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, but when it is at or near its farthest point from Earth.”

The definition continues, “Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it appears smaller than the Sun and does not completely cover the Sun.” “As a result, the Moon appears as a dark disc on top of a larger, bright disk, creating what looks like a ring around the Moon.”

The annular solar eclipse will be visible on Saturday, October 14th in parts of the United States, Mexico, South and Central America. In the United States in particular the solar eclipse will begin in Oregon at 9:13 a.m. and end in Texas at 12:03 p.m. Even though an annular solar eclipse is not a total solar eclipse, eclipse glasses, and other indirect viewing methods should still be used to view the phenomena for safety. 

NASA says, “Do NOT look at the Sun through a camera lens, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while wearing eclipse glasses or using a handheld solar viewer – the concentrated solar rays will burn through the filter and cause serious eye injury.”

Source: KQTV2