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Annular Eclipse Viewing Event

Stand in the path of annularity as this amazing phenomenon passes over Albuquerque!


Oct 14, 2023
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM


Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Experience a half day of presentations by space weather scientists and climatologists by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) with special guests from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Science Foundation NSF. Enjoy hands-on activities and food trucks.

About the Annular Eclipse

This year an annular solar eclipse is happening during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, and Albuquerque is in the path of annularity! If you’re here on October 14, you’ll be able to see the exact moment that the Moon moves between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out all but an annulus of the Sun’s light. It will look like a “ring of fire” around the Moon.

Unlike a total solar eclipse, during an annular eclipse the light of the Sun is not completely blocked out by the Moon because the Moon is farther away from the Earth at this alignment.. Be aware that it is never safe to look directly at an annular eclipse without protective eyewear.

The event is included with the price of admission.

Annular Eclipse Viewing Event

A group of people wearing special eclipse glasses look up at an eclipse event.


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