The researcher of the Institute of Astronomy of the UNAM, José Franco explained to the General Directorate of Social Communication of this house of studies that the peculiarity of an annular eclipse is that the moon does not cover the entire solar disk, which generates the peculiar ring shape around it that gives its name to this astronomical phenomenon.
When will the 2023 annular solar eclipse be?
This celestial spectacle will take place on October 14, 2023, when the Earth will align with the Sun and the Moon.
Where can it be seen from?
The UNAM researcher pointed out that the phenomenon will begin in the Pacific Ocean and will enter the American continent at the height of Oregon, United States; It will move south through the US territory to exit through the Texas area and enter the Gulf of Mexico. “It will arrive in Mexico through Campeche, at approximately 10:45 a.m. (local time), and from there it will continue south, crossing Calakmul and part of Quintana Roo and Belize. Later it will do so through Central America, Brazil and end up in the Atlantic”.
Spectators must protect their eyes to enjoy this event without damaging their vision.
For those who want and can see the phenomenon, José Franco suggested seeking advice from specialists from astronomical societies.