According to the projection of the “trajectory” of this phenomenon, visibility will be better in the south of the state.
This month one of the most awaited astronomical phenomena of the year will occur, the annular solar eclipse, and the south of Quintana Roo will be one of the best places to appreciate it.
According to interactive maps that project where eclipses can be appreciated, the great solar eclipse of October 14 will be visible throughout Mexico; however, it will have better visibility in Bacalar, Mahahual and Chetumal than in the rest of the state, due to the fact that its “trajectory” passes right through that area.
The eclipse2024.org portal, as well as others dedicated to sharing information about these phenomena, shows that the visibility of the annular solar eclipse of October traces a line with two curves that covers a strip of the United States, crosses the Yucatan Peninsula, passes through all of Central America, Colombia and Brazil.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) explains that this phenomenon occurs when the Moon positions itself in front of the Sun, creating the illusion of a ring of fire around both celestial bodies.
Annular Solar Eclipse 2023 schedules in Mexico
The annular solar eclipse will occur in several phases on October 14. It will begin as a “partial eclipse” at 8:45 am (Quintana Roo time), ending at 12:08 am. The “annular eclipse” phase will begin at 10:22 a.m. (Quintana Roo time), reaching its maximum point at 10:24 a.m. and will culminate at 10:26 a.m.
Duration of the Annular Solar Eclipse 2023
The duration of the annular solar eclipse will depend on the location from which it is observed. Partial phases will extend an average of one to two hours before and after totality. At most locations, totality will last between two and five minutes, although this duration will vary at other sites.
Visibility of the Annular Solar Eclipse in Mexico
According to the El Universal portal, the visibility of the annular solar eclipse in different parts of Mexico is detailed below, according to the U.S. interactive eclipse map:
Baja California Sur: 56.66%.
Baja California: 65.72%.
Mexico City (CDMX): 70.67% Mexico City: 70.67% Mexico City (CDMX): 70.67
Chiapas: 79.50% Chiapas: 79.50% Chihuahua: 80.0% Chihuahua: 80.0% Chihuahua: 80.0% Chihuahua: 80.0%
Chihuahua: 80.0% Chihuahua: 80.0% Chihuahua: 80.0% Coahuila: 74.81
Coahuila: 74.81% Coahuila: 74.81% Colima: 57.29% Colima: 57.29
Colima: 57.29% Colima: 57.29% Cuernavaca: 68.63% Cuernavaca: 68.63
Cuernavaca: 68.63% Durango: 70.34
Durango: 70.34% Durango: 70.34
State of Mexico: 70.84% Guanajuato: 67.31
Guanajuato: 67.31% Guerrero: 64.33% Guanajuato: 67.31
Guerrero: 64.33% Hidalgo: 72.51
Hidalgo: 72.51% Jalisco: 60.68
Jalisco: 60.68% Michoacan: 64.25% Michoacan: 64.25% Mexico State: 70.84
Monterrey: 83.01% Monterrey: 83.01
Querétaro: 68.75% Querétaro: 68.75% Querétaro: 68.75% Quintana Roo: 89.133
Quintana Roo: 89.133% Quintana Roo: 89.133
San Luis Potosi: 74.08% San Luis Potosi: 74.08% Sinaloa: 64.94
Sinaloa: 64.94% Sinaloa: 64.94
Tabasco: 84.5% Tampico: 79.74
Tampico: 79.74% Veracruz: 77.54
Veracruz: 77.54% Veracruz: 77.54
Yucatan: 90.46% Yucatan: 90.46
Zacatecas: 69.86% Zacatecas: 69.86