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October’s annular solar eclipse

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Sage P.
This is the annular eclipse shown from Southern California

October has a very special surprise for us this year, that being a very rare solar eclipse, called an annular solar eclipse. Now you are probably wondering why it says annular solar eclipse, not annual solar eclipse. Well, an annular solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, but when it is at or near its farthest point from Earth. At the same time, as the Moon is crossing in front of the Sun at a distance, the Sun gains a ring-like effect. That is why this October eclipse is called an annular solar eclipse. You will be able to watch the eclipse on October 14, 2023. It will start early, at around 8:08 a.m., and reach the maximum eclipse at around 9:24 a.m. If you do go to watch the eclipse, make sure you wear proper eye protection, or it will result in serious eye damage. If you are wondering what kind of eye protection is considered safe to watch the solar eclipse, then refer to NASA’s Annular Eclipse Safety Guide. If you are unable to watch the eclipse outside, then you can go to the NASA 2023 Solar Eclipse, where you can watch the eclipse live.



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JD K., SODC/Big News
JD is an amazing learner and a very hard-working student. He loves helping others when they need help. He wants to be an engineer when he grows up. He is also a bit of a perfectionist. JD is known to be a student who loves to ask questions and is very self-motivated to do things. He is willing to go the extra mile whenever possible.
Sage P., Editor-in-Chief
Sage is one of the Editors-in-Chief of The Day Creek Howl. When she is an adult, she dreams of being a criminal defense lawyer. In her free time, you'll catch her reading, drawing, dancing, or listening to music. She loves Marvel movies and the show, "Friends." Her favorite music artists are Laufey, Drake, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd. She is super excited for the 2023-2024 school year and to be a part of The Howl for a second year.