Viewing the October 14 Partial Solar Eclipse

Saturday, October 14, 2023

On Saturday, October 14, a partial solar eclipse will be visible across North America. In Irvine, the eclipse will begin at 8:08 am and end at 10:51 am, with maximum eclipse at 9:25 am. At maximum, the Moon will cover about 70% of the Sun's surface. You can view the eclipse from any location where you have a clear view of the sky toward the east-southeast direction. The Sun will be low in the sky, about 15 degrees above the horizon when the partial eclipse begins.

Eye safety is of the utmost importance when viewing a partial eclipse!  Do not look at the Sun, even momentarily, without using eclipse glasses for eye protection. Eclipse glasses or viewers must conform to the ISO 12312-2 standard for safety.

For further information about the eclipse and safe eclipse viewing, see the following sources:

One easy and safe way to view the eclipse is with a pinhole projection camera. The Jet Propulsion Lab has a page with instructions on how to make a simple pinhole projector.



(Photo: G. Hewgill / Wikipedia)