BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Get your eclipse glasses ready because a partial solar eclipse will be visible in Louisiana on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023! Louisiana’s maximum coverage will be around 70 to 80 percent. The partial solar eclipse is a part of an annular eclipse.

An annular eclipse happens when the moon is too far away to cover the sun, but the outer edge of the sun still shines. It appears as a ring of sunlight, and it is often referred to as a “ring of fire.”

The “ring of fire” will be visible in South Texas into Central New Mexico, southern Utah, northern Nevada, and into southern Oregon. The next annular eclipse will occur on Feb. 5, 2046. 

Annular Eclipse Path & Percent Totality

A total solar eclipse happens when the moon covers the entirety of the sun, leaving those in the path of totality in darkness. The next total solar eclipse takes place on Apr. 8, 2024. The total eclipse will be visible from Texas to Maine. While Louisiana will not be in the path of totality, maximum coverage will be around 80 to 90 percent!

Baton Rouge Timeline

The partial eclipse begins around 10:32 a.m. Maximum coverage occurs at 12:04 p.m. and the event ends around 1:43 p.m.

We will NOT see the “ring of fire” in Baton Rouge.  

You will need eclipse glasses for protection!

You can find more information about solar eclipse glasses and how you can make your own here.

For more about the annular eclipse, you can check out NASA’s page or find the exact timeline for your location here.