Celestial enthusiasts and sky watchers are in for a treat on October 14 as a partial solar eclipse is set to dazzle the skies. This natural phenomenon will provide an easy opportunity for viewers to witness the movement of celestial bodies.
In Vermont, viewers will be able to see a mesmerizing sight as the moon takes a chunk out of the sun. Meanwhile, those in the American west and southwest will witness an annular eclipse, which creates a striking “ring of fire” effect around the moon.
The partial eclipse is scheduled to begin at 12:12 p.m. Eastern time, reach its maximum at 1:19 p.m., and come to an end at 2:26 p.m. It is crucial to view this celestial event safely by using approved solar eclipse glasses to protect the eyes from harmful light rays.
If you want to capture this breathtaking moment on camera or other electronic devices, you can tape solar glasses over the lens or use a special solar filter designed for the device.
To make the most of this celestial spectacle, head to the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. The center will host various programs and activities to celebrate the eclipse, ensuring a memorable experience for the whole family. Visitors will have the opportunity to use sun-oculars, telescope projections, and solar glasses provided by the center for safe and enjoyable sun viewing.
This partial eclipse also serves as a warm-up for a total solar eclipse set to occur on April 8, 2024, in northern Vermont. It presents an excellent opportunity for eclipse enthusiasts to prepare for the forthcoming extraordinary event.
The event at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with regular admission fees or free entry for members. As a suggested gesture of support, solar glasses will be available for a donation of $3.
For more information about the 2023 partial solar eclipse and the event at the ECHO Leahy Center, visit echovermont.org/event/2023-partial-solar-eclipse. Don’t miss this awe-inspiring celestial phenomenon and seize this chance to witness the beauty of the universe.
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