Annular Solar Eclipse
Saturday, October 14, 2023
11 AM - 3 PM
Stop by the Observatory during Heavy Metal in Motion to catch a glimpse of an annular solar eclipse through our solar telescope! An annular solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth while it is at its farthest point from Earth. Because the Moon is farther away from Earth, it appears smaller than the Sun and does not completely cover the star. This creates a “ring of fire” effect in the sky. At Tellus, we will have 52% coverage.
The Tellus Store will have special viewing glasses available for purchase. Remember to never look at the Sun without specialized eye protection designed for solar viewing.