Solar Eclipses 2023-2024

Published by August 31, 2023 Leave a Comment

Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 8:00am – 2:00pm

Maximum Eclipse at Approximately 11:00am

View the eclipse safely with certified solar glasses.

Arizona is going to be in the lime light – well, actually in the dark – this October 14th when a nearly 100% annular eclipse passes over most of the state.

Arizona will experience between 70 and 100% coverage during this eclipse. Tucson & Phoenix will observe an eclipse of about 80%, while the four corners area will observe the full 100% eclipse.

Check out the timeline for the October eclipse:

Times are approximate, and given for northern Arizona where the eclipse will be at its greatest coverage.

Monday, April 8, 2024, from 10:10am – 12:30pm

Maximum Eclipse at Approximately 11:20am

Arizona will observe 50 to 75% coverage during this eclipse, with the most coverage visible from the south-east corner of the state near Bisbee.

Times are approximate, and given for south-eastern Arizona where the eclipse will be at its greatest coverage.

Safely Viewing a Solar Eclipse

Never look directly at the sun – even during an eclipse.

Use certified glasses with an optical density of 5 or greater.

Stop by any Teaching & Learning Stuff location to pick up your safety glasses, while supplies last.

Solar Eclipse Fun Facts:

  • A Lunar eclipse always comes about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse
  • About 1 billion people will be able to see some portion of this eclipse
  • Just over 31 million people will see the eclipse in totality
  • While the sun rises in the east and moves to the west, the shadow of the moon will travel in the opposite direction: from Oregon to Texas and then on to South America
  • The period of darkness during a total eclipse, called totality, only lasts 7 minutes

There are three types of eclipses. This eclipse is an annular eclipse.

Because the distance between the moon and earth, and the earth and the sun is not always the same, sometimes the moon is in line with the sun, but appears too small in the sky to completely cover the sun. An annular eclipse is sometimes called “a ring of fire” because a ring of the sun is visible around the moon.

Where the Eclipse Will Be Visible October 14th

Take a look at the map to see where the eclipse will be the best on Saturday, October 14th. (Time to visit Kayenta!)

Mark your calendar for 11:00am on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Then come get your solar viewing glasses from Teaching & Learning Stuff before they sell out. They’re always hot sellers. Get it? Hot… the sun… I know. We’re not sure whose bright idea that joke was.

Where the Eclipse Will Be Visible April 8th

Check the map to see where the eclipse will be the best on Monday, April 8, 2024. (Take the day off and visit historic Bisbee, Arizona!)

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