Saturday Oct 14 Solar Eclipse
Begins : Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 10:15 AM Central Standard Time
Ends : Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 1:30 PM Central Standard Time
Duration : 3 hours 15 minutes
On Saturday October 14 the Tulsa area will experience a Partial Solar Eclipse. At maximum eclipse the moon will cover about 71% of the sun’s surface.
The Astronomy Club of Tulsa will be hosting two locations for interested public to come safely observe the eclipse. You can also view the eclipse elsewhere as long as you observe proper safety precautions.
The other at the Voyage Solar System Walkway in front of Creekwood Elementary School in Broken Arrow.
Creekwood is located at 1301 E Albany St ( 61st St ) about a mile east of Bass Pro.
Handheld Safe Solar Filters will be available for viewing the eclipse and also some for purchase.
The eclipse starts at 10:23 AM and reaches Maximum eclipse at 11:51 AM then ends at 1:25 PM
Individual observing times will vary a minute or so depending on your observing location.
The best times for observing will be from 10:45 AM to 1:00 PM.
Astronomers will be at both sites with a few telescopes equipped with special solar filters to view the sun close up.
These telescopes can show the sunspot regions on the sun as well as the moon passing in front of the sun.