December 2, 2023

At its most, the eclipse on Saturday, Oct. 14, will obscure about three-quarters of the solar over the Bay Space.

The photo voltaic eclipse is of the annular sort, known as “the ring of fireside” as a result of the moon doesn’t utterly obscure the solar. Even alongside the trail of most darkness, a brilliant edge will stay seen.

Some particulars of the occasion:

How a lot of the solar will probably be coated within the Bay Space?

The obscuration — the share of the solar’s space that will probably be coated  — will probably be about 77% within the Bay Space. The magnitude, indicating the fraction of the solar’s diameter that’s coated, will probably be about 0.8. The Bay Space received’t get the “ring of fireside” impact however as a substitute will see the solar lowered to a crescent. The web site TimeAndDate has video simulations of the eclipse; choose a metropolis, then click on the video play icon.

How lengthy will it final?

The moon will begin crossing in entrance of the solar round 8 a.m. Saturday, and most obscuration will probably be round 9:20 a.m. The occasion will finish round 10:40 a.m.

Will there be good viewing?

Saturday morning’s forecast requires largely cloudy skies in a lot of the Bay Space.

Do I want particular tools to view it?

Sure! By no means take a look at the solar with out correct eye safety, akin to glasses particularly meant for viewing eclipses. Sun shades or smoked glass is not satisfactory. You can even make a pinhole viewing system that permits you to comply with the progress with out trying on the sky.

Are there occasions within the Bay Space the place I can view it with consultants?

Sure. Amongst them:

What U.S. cities will see the best obscuration?