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Annular solar eclipse set for Saturday


Last updated 10/13/2023 at 10:28am

Great American Eclipse

The graphic shows the visible path of the annual solar eclipse; Ritzville falls north of the 80% visibility line.

RITZVILLE – As the sun is climbing into the sky Saturday, Oct. 14, the morning will darken as the annual eclipse takes place.

The annular eclipse is set to begin locally at about 8:08 a.m. and end about 10:43 a.m.

The maximum eclipse – about 83.3% here – occurs at about 9:22.

Weather permitting, Adams County residents can watch the moon pass in front of the sun, blocking out most of the sunlight.

The 2-hour, 35-minute event is different than a total solar eclipse, in that the moon won't completely cover the sun.

Those watching the eclipse will see a crescent-shaped sun at maximum pass...

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