Eclipse 2023USA 2023

‘Ring of fire’ 2023: the best U.S. national parks to view the annular solar eclipse

The best scenic spots for the first annular solar eclipse in the U.S. since 2012, from Oregon to Texas

Published on is an article by editor Jamie Carter all about the annular solar eclipse — a.k.a. the ‘ring of fire’ — coming to the Americas on October 14, 2023.

Beginning in Oregon at 9:13 a.m. PDT and ending in Texas at 12:03 p.m. CDT, the path of the solar eclipse will cross over a dozen U.S. national parks, national monuments and other beautiful spots, including Oregon’s Crater Lake, Utah’s Bryce Canyon and Arizona’s Monument Valley (which will be closed for eclipse). It’s a great excuse to travel — and as a bonus many of the best viewing locations are also International Dark Sky Parks

Packed with maps, tips and little-known locations, it’s everything you need to start planning your own trip to see the ‘ring of fire’.


Image credit: Andrea P.Coan/Pexels