A spectacular annular solar eclipse will be visible this year in Yucatan

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MÉRIDA, Yuc.- An annular solar eclipse can be seen in the Yucatan Peninsula on Saturday, October 14, 2023, which will be observed throughout Mexico, in addition to being the first of its kind in the country for 21 years.

An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon, which is as far away from Earth, comes between our planet and the Sun.

Being so far away, it cannot completely cover the Sun and, therefore, it stops seeing a kind of ring around it.

In the Yucatan Peninsula, you can see this ring, while the rest of the country will see the phenomenon partially.

Observe the eclipse safely
It must be remembered that it is not safe to observe an annular eclipse directly without specialized or duly certified instruments, as you may lose your sight.

It is perfectly safe to view it through a shade 14 or higher welder’s filter, as well as indirectly: by looking at shadows cast by trees or perforated paper, or by using homemade devices made from cardboard boxes.

The next visible solar eclipse in Mexico will take place on April 8, 2024, it will be total and it will be observed in the north of the Mexican Republic. An event like this will not happen again until the year 2052.

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