The Partial Solar Eclipse Over North America of October 2014
Watch the Moon Eat the Sun: The Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23
By Phil Plait, http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/10/21/solar_eclipse_partial_eclipse_on_oct_23.html
On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun. What we’ll see is a partial solar eclipse, where the Moon passes along a chord of the Sun’s face, never completely blocking it out. At maximum eclipse the Sun will look like a thick crescent, the dark disk of the Moon moving across it.
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