2023 Annular Solar Eclipse & 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

What is an Eclipse?

An Annular Solar Eclipse is a type of solar eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, but the Moon is too far away from Earth to completely cover the Sun. As a result, a ring of sunlight is still visible around the edges of the Moon, creating what looks like a "ring of fire" in the sky.

A Total Solar Eclipse is a type of solar eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, and completely blocks out the Sun's light, casting a shadow on the Earth. During a total solar eclipse, the Moon appears to completely cover the Sun, revealing the Sun's outer atmosphere, called the corona, which is otherwise invisible to the naked eye.

Where will each Eclipse be visible?

The Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, Annular Solar Eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. It will be visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America.


The Monday, April 8, 2024, Total Solar Eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The total solar eclipse will begin over the South Pacific Ocean.


You can see a NASA video tour of this map by clicking here. You can also check out the official NASA Eclipse website for more resources and information.

What time will each Eclipse occur?

The tables below (provided by NASA) summarizes the timings for major cities along the path. There are also interactive eclipse maps provided by the NSO that allow you to find the exact times for your specific location (Annular), (Total).

 Annular Solar Eclipse

October 14 2023

Location Partial Eclipse Begins Annularity Begins Maximum Annularity Ends Partial Eclipse Ends
Eugene, Oregon 8:06 a.m. PDT 9:16 a.m. PDT 9:18 a.m. PDT 9:20 a.m. PDT 10:39 a.m. PDT
Alturas, California 8:05 a.m. PDT 9:19 a.m. PDT 9:20 a.m. PDT 9:21 a.m. PDT 10:43 a.m. PDT
Battle Mountain, Nevada 8:06 a.m. PDT 9:21 a.m. PDT 9:23 a.m. PDT 9:25 a.m. PDT 10:48 a.m. PDT
Richfield, Utah 9:09 a.m. MDT 10:26 a.m. MDT 10:28 a.m. MDT 10:31 a.m. MDT 11:56 a.m. MDT
Albuquerque, New Mexico 9:13 a.m. MDT 10:34 a.m. MDT 10:35 a.m. MDT 10:39 a.m. MDT 12:09 p.m. MDT
San Antonio, Texas 10:23 a.m. CDT 11:52 a.m. CDT 11:54 a.m. CDT 11:56 a.m. CDT 1:33 p.m. CDT

Total Solar Eclipse

April 8 2024

Location Partial Begins Totality Begins Maximum Totality Ends Partial Ends
Dallas, Texas 12:23 p.m. CDT 1:40 p.m. CDT 1:42 p.m. CDT 1:44 p.m. CDT 3:02 p.m. CDT
Idabel, Oklahoma 12:28 p.m. CDT 1:45 p.m. CDT 1:47 p.m. MDT 10:49 p.m. MDT 3:06 p.m. CDT
Little Rock, Arkansas 12:33 p.m. CDT 1:51 p.m. CDT 1:52 p.m. CDT 1:54 p.m. CDT 3:11 p.m. CDT
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 12:39 p.m. CDT 1:56 p.m. CDT 1:56 p.m. CDT 2:00 p.m. CDT 3:15 p.m. CDT
Paducah, Kentucky 12:42 p.m. CDT 2:00 p.m. CDT 2:01 p.m. CDT 2:02 p.m. CDT 3:18 p.m. CDT
Evansville, Indiana 12:45 p.m. CDT 2:02 p.m. CDT 2:04 p.m. CDT 2:05 p.m. CDT 3:20 p.m. CDT
Cleveland, Ohio 1:59 p.m. EDT 3:13 p.m. EDT 3:15 p.m. EDT 3:17 p.m. EDT 4:29 p.m. EDT
Erie, Pennsylvania 2:02 p.m. EDT 3:16 p.m. EDT 3:18 p.m. EDT 3:20 p.m. EDT 4:30 p.m. EDT
Buffalo, New York 2:04 p.m. EDT 3:18 p.m. EDT 3:20 p.m. EDT 3:22 p.m. EDT 4:32 p.m. EDT
Burlington, Vermont 2:14 p.m. EDT 3:26 p.m. EDT 3:27 p.m. EDT 3:29 p.m. EDT 4:37 p.m. EDT
Lancaster, New Hampshire 2:16 p.m. EDT 3:27 p.m. EDT 3:29 p.m. EDT 3:30 p.m. EDT 4:38 p.m. EDT
Caribou, Maine 2:22 p.m. EDT 3:32 p.m. EDT 3:33 p.m. EDT 3:34 p.m. EDT 4:40 p.m. EDT

Do I have to wear glasses to observe the Eclipse?

Yes, during the Annular Eclipse you will need to wear safe eclipse glasses or use solar filters if using a telescope or binoculars at all times while observing the sun.

During the Total Eclipse you may only take off your safe solar eyewear when the moon is completely covering the sun during the brief period known as "Totality".

Viewing any part of the Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.

Gear Up

We carry many different products to help you safely enjoy the solar eclipse, here are a few of our most popular products:


Eclipse Glasses - Our eclipse glasses are certified to meet all safety standards for direct solar viewing and are produced in the USA by American Paper Optics.



Eclipsmart 2x Power Viewers - These foldable viewers feature plastic lenses with Solar Safe filters and 2x magnification to help you see more detail.



Solar Snap Eclipse App Kit - Safe and innovative, the Solar Snap kit has everything you need to easily photograph an eclipse. Download the provided app, attach the solar filter to your phone and you are ready to capture some eclipse magic! 


You can find a full selection of all our solar accessories here