Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 14, 2023, as a spectacular celestial event is set to take place in Odessa, Texas. This annular solar eclipse will cross North, Central, and South America. This eclipse will be visible for millions of people in the Western Hemisphere. This eclipse is often referred to as the "ring of fire" eclipse and will grace the skies of Odessa. The city's fortunate location near the eclipse centerline means that residents and visitors can expect an extended duration of annularity.
10:18 AM • Start of Partial Eclipse
11:43 AM • Start of Annular Solar Eclipse
11:45 AM • Maximum Eclipse
11:48 AM • End of Annular Eclipse
1:21 PM • End of Partial Eclipse
Duration of Annularity • 4min 49sec
Obscuration at Maximum • 89.8%
This Annular Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, but when it is at or near its farthest point from earth. Since the Moon is farther away from Earth, it appears small than the sun and does not completely cover the sun.
It is never safe to look directly at the Sun without specializied eye protection designed for solar viewing. Viewing any part of the bright sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause eye injury.
Solar Eclipse Community Viewing
11am - 2pm
Noel Heritage Plaza
The Ector County Library will be hosting a viewing party while providing eclipse sunglasses and featuring award-winning teacher, Kenric Davies and Solar Ambassador.
Wentz Orthodontics Solar Eclipse Party
Bounce houses, food, music, face painting, craftivities, and more! There will be fun for the whole family! Free for the community to enjoy.
Let's View The Eclipse
10am - 1:30pm
Kellus Turner Park
Saturday, October 14th the Friends of Kellus Turner Park will be a great location to view the annular solar eclipse. With the proper eye protection we will be able to view the "ring of fire" and eclipse activity.
Odessa College Downtown Eclipse Viewing
10am - 1pm
Odessa College Downtown Campus
Join us at our brand-new downtown campus to view the Eclipse with Odessa College staff, faculty, and families. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to get comfortable on our turf. Safety glasses are provided!
9:30 am: Meet us at the UTPB Quad (center of campus) and the Mesa Deck (at the Mesa Building) for the best seat in the nation to watch the solar eclipse! Scientists from UTPB, NASA, and the Gordon Center will launch scientific balloons into the sky, and you'll be there for it all.
10:18am- 1:20 pm: View the eclipse at UTPB, we'll provide the safety glasses!
2:00pm-5:00pm: STEAMFest- There will be interactive science and art activities for all ages!
A few things to know about the event:
Looking for brunch and mimosas while viewing the Annular Solar Eclipse? Visit Patrick Clay's Icon Tavern! This downtown local favorite restaurant + bar will also have live DJ's to give you a comic experience.
Enjoy good eats + drinks at Dos Amigos while you watch the Annular Solar Eclipse. Discover Odessa has provided 500 glasses to the view the eclipse with proper eye protection! Free event for all ages.
MCM ELEGANTE HOTEL
Book a stay a the MCM Elegante and witness the Annular Solar Eclipse! You can receive a super saver rate for booking a room for October 13, 2023. Give them a call or book on their website to receive your special rate.
MCM GRANDE HOTEL & FUNDOME
Book a stay a the MCM Grande Hotel & Fundome and witness the Annular Solar Eclipse! You can receive a super saver rate for booking a room for October 13, 2023. Give them a call or book on their website to receive your special rate.
ODESSA MARRIOTT HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Special Rate for Solar Eclipse. $149 rate using the link below. Valid for the nights of October 13 & 14. Subject to availability.
Book a stay during the weekend at the Holiday Inn and receive a $79 per room plus tax for the 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse. There will also be drink specials at the bar!
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES ODESSA I-20
Book a stay during the weekend at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites and receive a $79 rate plus tax for the 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse. There will also be drink specials at the bar!
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES JBS PARKWAY
Book a stay during the weekend at the Holiday Inn and receive a $79 rate plus tax for the 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse.
There will also be drink specials at the bar!
Book a stay during the weekend stay at the Hampton Inn and receive a $79 rate plus tax for the 2023 Annular Solar.
FAIRFIELD INN SUITES BY MARRIOTT
Book a stay during the weekend stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites and receive a $79 rate plus tax for the 2023 Annular Solar.
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