Eclipse 2023USA 2023

Ring of fire: the complete guide to the 2023 annular solar eclipse

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.

Roughly 11 years after the same type of solar eclipse crossed the U.S. Southwest on May 20, 2012, this ‘ring of fire’ will be visible from a similar region, crossing eight U.S. states from Oregon to Texas. 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 during the eclipse). It’s a great excuse to travel.


Image credit: NASA/Bill Dunford