Annular Eclipse

On Saturday, October 14, 2023 the Sun, Moon, and Earth will align perfectly together to produce an annular solar eclipse. This eclipse will create a path of darkness stretching from the Oregon coast to south Texas. To celebrate this annular eclipse, we are hosting in-person and virtual viewing events.

While the eclipse will be partially visible across the entire United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America, the path of annularity is the best place to observe the eclipse. This is due to the Sun being almost completely covered by the Moon’s shadow. This phenomena will show a ring around the Moon, that some refer to as the “Ring of Fire”.

In the United States, the annular solar eclipse will begin in Oregon at 9:13 a.m. PST and end in Texas at 12:03 p.m. CDT. Our viewing events will provide an opportunity for attendees to witness this celestial phenomenon. For more information about our in-person event, please continue reading below

Sun, Moon, and You

Embrace the Dark, Celebrate the Light

The Sun, Moon, and You solar eclipse viewing event at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, in conjunction with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an annular eclipse will not cross paths with Albuquerque while the Balloon Fiesta is happening in our lifetime.

This event is a collaborative effort between NOAA, NSF, and NASA, aiming to provide attendees with an unforgettable experience. The solar eclipse viewing event will feature presentations from experts across the country, covering various topics related to solar eclipses and the Sun, including the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. Each agency will have dedicated tents, along with an astronomy-based tent and a Ham Radio tent, complete with a Ham Radio Mobile Station. To ensure the safety of attendees, telescopes with special filters, sun spotters, solar glasses, and solar viewers will be available for observing the eclipse and the Sun.


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