Tips for seeing Saturday’s celestial showcase

While this weekend won't offer a total eclipse, Allen Countians still will get quite a show in the sky Saturday morning — provided they do so safely and with the proper equipment, astronomer Mike Myer says.

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October 9, 2023 - 2:26 PM

Mike Myer, of Humboldt, traveled to Texas in 2012 to capture this spectacular image of a solar eclipse. Photo by Mike Myer

On Saturday,  the moon will pass in front of the sun, but this does not mean that we will be treated to a total solar eclipse. 

Rather, it will be an annular, or partial, solar eclipse. During a total solar eclipse the moon completely covers the sun, but because the moon orbits the earth in an oval orbit and not a circular one, sometimes the moon is too far from our earth to completely cover the sun. 

So this will be  partial eclipse.