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Annular Solar Eclipse
Marci Sischo | 09/05/2023 | Fall, Outdoor Recreation

Annular Eclipse Visible in Oregon in October

On October 14, 2023, the silhouette of the moon will appear in front of the sun just after 9 a.m., creating an annular solar eclipse. The "Ring of Fire" eclipse will be partially visible across Oregon's skies, but the best viewing is in the path of annularity.

Essential Tips for the Best Viewing Experience

  • Wear certified eclipse-viewing glasses to avoid eye damage. (We have them available in our Visitor Center!)
  • The annular eclipse will be followed by a new moon, which makes for exceptional stargazing.
  • Cell reception in many parts of Oregon is spotty; download maps ahead of time.
  • Be kind and mindful of your impact in small communities.
  • Stay on public lands and respect wildlife and sensitive habitats.
  • Check weather and road conditions at before you go.

An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth while the moon is at the farthest point in its path. The moon will appear to be smaller than the sun and the sun will appear as a very bright ring around the dark shape of the moon.

Path of Annularity for the Annular Solar Eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023, courtesy NASA and GreatAmericanEclipse.comPath of Annularity for the Annular Solar Eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023, courtesy NASA and

Corvallis, Oregon will be just inside the path of annularity for the Ring of Fire eclipse on Oct. 14. Any of our parks and natural areas should make good viewing spots, as well as Marys Peak.

🗺️ Click here to visit an interactive map of the path of annularity.

Corvallis Eclipse Schedule (Courtesy

  • 8:05:36 a.m. - Partial eclipse begins. The moon touches the sun's edge. The sun will be close to the horizon, so make sure you have free sight to East-southeast.
  • 9:18:01 a.m. - Full eclipse begins. The annular phase starts.
  • 9:18:53 a.m. - Maximum eclipse. The moon will be closest to the center of the sun.
  • 9:19:44 a.m. - Full eclipse ends. The annular phase ends.
  • 10:39:30 a.m. - Partial eclipse ends. The moon leaves the sun's edge.

For more information about annular eclipses and the October annular eclipse, check the resources below.

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