Learn About the Annular Solar Eclipse!

Monday, October 9 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Lo Schiavo Science — G07 - Physics Wet Lab

Annular solar eclipse

On Oct. 14, 2023, an annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. Visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many countries in South and Central America, millions of people in the Western Hemisphere can experience this eclipse. This will be a partial eclipse in San Francisco, lasting for 2.5 hours starting at 8:05 AM. This will be the last annular solar eclipse visible from the U.S. until June 21, 2039!  This is also one of two solar eclipses that north America will experience in the next 6 months, with the next one being a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 (also partial in SF). 

It is never safe to look directly at the Sun, even during solar eclipses, without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing. Come to the Physics and Astronomy department’s info session where you can learn more about the eclipse, viewing guidelines, and how to use eclipse-viewing glasses. Refreshments provided! All are welcome!