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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

2023 Annular Eclipse: Who will see what?

An Annular solar eclipse takes place this weekend, depending on the weather and your location in North America, you could be in for quite a sight.

The path will take it to Oregon before travelling to Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. Areas of Mexico and South America will also see it.

It is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eyewear designed for solar viewing.

Areas of British Columbia will see at most 80 per cent of the eclipse. The prairies will see 70 to 50 per cent. Eastern Canada will only see 10 to 20 per cent.

What is an Annular solar eclipse?

This type of eclipse happens when the Moon passes between Earth and the sun at a time when the moon is at its farthest point from us. An Annular solar eclipse does not completely block the face of the sun, unlike a total solar eclipse.


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