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Annular Solar Eclipse in the Coastal Bend

Annular Solar Eclipse in the Coastal Bend

The Texas Coastal Bend on the US Gulf Coast will have the perfect vantage point to witness the Annular Solar Eclipse, taking place October 14, 2023. The Corpus Christi metro area, including Padre Island, Mustang Island, Port Aransas, Rockport, and more, are in the direct path – the “Path of Totality” – and daylight will appear to dim late morning, until noon. Make plans now to book front-row seats to this phenomenon.

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.

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. During an annular eclipse, it is never safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing. Review these safety guidelines to prepare for October 14, 2023!

Also: Check the link below and check out Great American Eclipse for a better understanding of how an annular and total eclipse (happening in the US on April 8, 2024) differ.

 

Read More at SolarSystem.NASA.gov

Event details subject to change. Click source links for latest information.

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Michael J. Ellis Beach & Seawall
14926 Windward DR
Corpus Christi, TX 78418 United States
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361-826-3469
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