The Ring of Fire: 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse (Official NASA Broadcast)

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Watch live with us as a “ring of fire” eclipse travels across the United States on Oct. 14, 2023, from Oregon to Texas.

This event occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun, but appears too small to completely cover the Sun’s surface – resulting in what appears as a ring of fire in the sky. It’s also known as an annular solar eclipse. Everyone in the contiguous 48 states will have the opportunity to see at least a partial eclipse. Join us for conversations with scientists and telescope views from across the country — and send us your questions in chat using #askNASA.

Warning: During an annular eclipse, it is never safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing.

Review our eclipse safety guidelines:
Learn about the annular eclipse:
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Credit: NASA