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US Annular Solar Eclipse in...


October 14, 2023

Two stunning solar eclipses are crisscrossing the continental United States in late 2023 and early 2024. Be ready with a Celestron telescope and a custom-fit, ISO-certified EclipSmart Solar Safe telescope filter. You can enjoy stunning views and photographs of the eclipses, marvel at sunspots any day, and -of course- enjoy the wonders of the night sky for years to come.
*All EclipSmart Solar Safe products are lab-tested and certified to the latest ISO standards for 100% safe solar viewing.*

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What to Expect

What is an Annular Solar Eclipse?

• This type of eclipse occurs when the moon doesn’t completely cover the Sun, so the Sun peeks out behind it

• This is sometimes referred to as a “ring of fire” effect.

• This eclipse will pass begin in the United States and continue through parts of Central and South America.

• Specialized, Solar Safe equipment is required to directly watch an eclipse

• This is the last annular solar eclipse that will be visible in the USA until June 21, 2039 (and that one will only be visible in Alaska!)


NOTE! It is never safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection, even during an eclipse. Make sure to have ISO-certified equipment to safely view this year’s stellar eclipse. This safety tip applies to camera lens, binoculars, and telescopes. Regular sunglasses, no matter how dark are enough to safely view an annular eclipse.

Celestron EclipSmart Products:

All EclipSmart Products are solar safe and conform to ISO 12312-2:2015(E) which is the international standard for solar viewing products.

These solar products feature Solar Safe filter technology—the ultimate protection from harmful solar radiation, including IR and UV light, plus 99.999% of visible light. Celestron Solar Safe filter technology is safe for direct observation of the Sun.

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Where to Watch

Where Can I Watch the Solar Eclipse?

This Solar Eclipse can be fully seen in the following states:

• Oregon

• Nevada

• Utah

• New Mexico

• Texas

And some parts of California, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona

* The eclipse will be partially visible in all other contiguous States *

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<-- Can't see the eclipse? Watch the NASA livestream with us!

US Total Solar Eclipse in...


April 8, 2024

Make sure you’re prepared to watch!
This is the last total solar eclipse that will be visible in the contiguous US until 2044!

Safely enjoy eclipse viewing with the Celestron EclipSmart Solar Safe line


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