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How to watch the annular solar eclipse on Oct. 14 from anywhere

On Saturday, Oct. 14, an annular solar eclipse will be visible across North America. You can watch the eclipse action live here on courtesy of NASA.

The October annular eclipse‘s famous “ring of fire” will cross eight U.S. states from Oregon to Texas, according to NASA. If you’re not fortunate enough to see it in person, the eclipse will be livestreamed for free online. You can also keep up with all the eclipse content with our annular eclipse live blog.

During an annular solar eclipse, the moon appears slightly smaller than the sun. As such, it doesn’t block the entire solar disk like it would during a total solar eclipse. Instead, the moon’s shadow covers most of the disk, leaving the outer rim, resulting in a beautiful “ring of fire.”

Related: NASA’s Eclipse Explorer 2023 lets you track the Oct. 14 annular solar eclipse with new interactive map

Where to watch in person

During the annular solar eclipse, the entire Americas will experience a partial solar eclipse. But for those of you who want to see the ‘ring of fire,’ you’ll need to travel to the 125-mile (200-kilometer) wide path heading from the northwest U.S. through Central America to Brazil.

Related: Which U.S. states will October’s ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse be visible from?

Below is a list of notable locations and cities that will experience the ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse, along with the time and duration of the event according to French eclipse expert Xavier Jubier who has created an interactive map detailing the entire path of the annular solar eclipse.

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Location Local time of ‘ring of fire’ Duration of ‘ring of fire’
Oregon Dunes, Oregon 9:15 a.m. PDT 4 minutes, 29 seconds
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon 9:17 a.m. PDT 4 minutes, 19 seconds
Great Basin National Park, Nevada 9:24 a.m. PDT 3 minutes, 46 seconds
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 10:27 a.m. MDT 2 minutes, 31 seconds
Canyonlands National Park, Utah 10:29 a.m. MDT 2 minutes, 24 seconds
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado 10:31 a.m. MDT 2 minutes, 57 seconds
Albuquerque, New Mexico 10:34 a.m. MDT 4 minutes, 42 seconds
Corpus Christi, Texas 11:55 a.m. CDT 4 minutes, 52 seconds
Edzná Maya archaeological site, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico 11:23 a.m. CST 4 minutes, 32 seconds

Annular solar eclipse livestreams

For those of you wanting to watch the annular solar eclipse online, there are many livestreams available.

Timeanddate livestream

Skywatching website will also be covering the annular solar eclipse from start to finish with their livestream and live-blog with real-time progress reports and background information.

Exploratorium livestream

San Francisco’s Exploratorium will have several livestreams available, from the Valley of the Gods, Utah to Ely, Nevada. They will also include a stream with live sonification (music only without any other commentary or interruptions) and also live eclipse coverage in Spanish.

Slooh livestream

Slooh invites all space enthusiasts to join them for their online Star Party on Saturday, Oct.14 at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT). Here you’ll be able to witness the annular solar eclipse via Slooh’s professional-grade online telescopes and listen to expert commentary.

You can watch the livestream below or via Slooh’s YouTube channel, Twitter or Facebook.

Virtual Telescope Project livestream

The Virtual Telescope Project will bring the annular solar eclipse to you live courtesy of an international team. The eclipse will be streamed on their webTV page from 12:30 EDT (16:30 GMT.)

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