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be posted as details are confirmed
Saturday October 14, 2023
Annular eclipse with 88.6% obscuration in Austin
Eclipse starts - 10:24 a.m.
Maximum eclipse - 11:54 a.m.
Eclipse ends - 1:32 p.m.
Monday April 8, 2024
Total eclipse visible in Austin
Eclipse starts - 12:17 p.m.
Maximum eclipse: 1:36 p.m.
(Two minutes of totality on the UT campus)
Eclipse ends - 2:58 p.m.
What's the difference between an annular eclipse and a total eclipse?
The Moon is not always the same distance from the Earth as it orbits. When the Sun-Moon-Earth alignment is just right to create an eclipse, if the moon is too far from the Earth, it won't be able to completely block the disk of the Sun. The result is an annulus (or ring), as seen in the top diagram. If the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close enough to entirely block the Sun, the result will be a total eclipse.