After all the excitement of the total lunar eclipse a few weeks ago, we will be treated to a partial solar eclipse next Thursday the 23rd. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun.

Eric Loberg director of the Taylor Planetarium at the Museum of the Rockies has some viewing advice for you.

EventTime in BozemanDirectionAltitude  Looks LikeComments
Partial Eclipse beginsOct 23 at 2:58 PM211°South-southwest27.5°Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon touches the Sun's edge.
Maximum EclipseOct 23 at 4:19 PM230°Southwest18.3°Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the Sun.
Partial Eclipse endsOct 23 at 5:33 PM245°West-southwest7.4°Eclipse as seen from earthThe Moon leaves the Sun's edge.
Sun close to horizon, so make sure you have free sight to West-southwest.

Times are local for Bozeman

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