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2023 Annular Eclipse

Annular Solar Eclipse 2023 

 

San Juan County, Utah will be in the direct path of the Annular Solar Eclipse on Saturday, October  14th, 2023!

The town of Mexican Hat, UT, and Goosenecks State Park will be in the direct path of annularity, and the duration of maximum eclipse will be approximately 4 minutes 47 seconds.

Duration of maximum eclipse in neighboring towns:

 

What is the difference between an Annular Solar Eclipse and a Total Solar Eclipse? 

 

A Total Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth and completely blocks out the sun. An Annular Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and blocks out all but an outer ring of the Sun, leaving the Sun's visible outer edges to form a “ring of fire” or annulus around the Moon.

 

Eclipse Events in Southeastern Utah

An eclipse event will be held at Goosenecks State Park the morning of the eclipse.  We will update this page as we continue to plan the event, so please check back for more information. 

 

Lodging & Camping

As of October, 2022, local lodging properties are reporting 50%-100% occupancy for the weekend of the eclipse, so if you're planning to come for the eclipse, be sure to book your lodging as soon as possible!

LINK TO AREA LODGING

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