Saturday, October 14 – Partial Solar Eclipse!
As seen from Rochester, this will be a partial eclipse. At maximum, 25 percent of the Sun’s disk will be covered by the moon. However, from a narrow path stretching from the western U.S., through Central and South America, this will be an annular eclipse. An eclipse can be annular if it occurs when the moon is in the part of its orbit that is farthest from Earth. So the moon appears too small to cover the entire Sun. Viewers in the right locations see the Sun as a bright ring (or, in Latin, annulus) around the silhouette of the moon.
- 12:00 PM: Partial eclipse begins
- 1:13 PM: Maximum partial eclipse is reached
- 2:27 PM: Partial eclipse ends
As a reminder, you MUST wear eclipse glasses or use alternate methods to view the partial eclipse.
Partial Eclipse Viewing Events