From the Editor’s Quill, November 2023

From the Editor’s Quill, November 2023

As I write this, no doubt some of you are looking forward to next Saturday when the October 14, 2023, annular solar eclipse takes place. Right now, the prediction is for us to have clouds that day. Whether or not we get to see it, I hope you do.On April 8, 2024, a...
In Our Skies, September 2023: Annular Solar Eclipse

In Our Skies, September 2023: Annular Solar Eclipse

You’ve probably noticed that the Moon appears larger when it lies just above the horizon. This is just an optical illusion. However, the Moon actually does vary in its distance from Earth because its orbit is eliptical. This, in turn, affects its apparent size also....
From the Editor’s Quill, November 2023

2023 Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing

When?Saturday, October 14, 2023. Annularity reaches Oregon’s Pacific coast at about 9:13 a.m. PDT, and moves southeast, exiting into the Gulf of Mexico off the shores of Texas at 12:03 p.m. CDT.Where?All of North and Central America, and the majority of South America,...