Solar Eclipse

October 14, 2023


Solar Eclipse

The Annular Solar Eclipse begins in Utah at 10:24 am with a prime view in Parowan. The annular solar eclipse will last for 2 min and will leave Utah at 10:35 am. If you are inside the path of the annular solar eclipse, you will see the dramatic sight of the “ring of fire” as the Sun becomes just a thin ring, almost but not completely eclipsed by the Moon. Daylight will be dimmed considerably, but not dark like a total solar eclipse.


Tips for Viewing the Annual Solar Eclipse

  • Learn the simple methods to safely view a solar eclipse. At all times during an annular solar eclipse, you must use eclipse glasses or other safe viewing method. Visit for detailed instructions.
  • Plan ahead. If you choose to stay in a hotel, be aware that most will sell out. A perfect guide to planning your eclipse is our field guide,
  • Get to your destination early and try to spend an eclipse night at or near your viewing location. Expect the highways and freeways to be extra busy in the aftermath of totality.
  • Be self-sufficient. Fill up your gas tank and bring food and water.
  • Check the local TV weather reports as eclipse day approaches. The meteorologists will give you great advice on viewing the eclipse and whether you may need to relocate. We recommend as the essential site for eclipse meteorology.
  • Unless you are an experienced photographer, we recommend that you not attempt photography during the eclipse. You will be so stunned that it will be difficult to operate a camera. If you choose to do photography, visit Fred Espenak’s for advice.

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