On October 14th in the morning I will be experiencing an annular eclipse from the Cascade Mountains near my home in Bend Oregon.
An annular eclipse is a type of solar eclipse that occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, but the moon is too far away to completely cover the sun. This creates a ring of bright light around the dark moon, which is sometimes called a “ring of fire”. An annular eclipse can only be seen from a narrow path on the earth’s surface, where the moon’s shadow falls.
The next annular eclipse will happen on October 14, 2023, and it will be visible from parts of North, Central, and South America. You can find more information about this event on the NASA website or watch a video explanation here.