Last seen in the contiguous U.S. 18 years ago, an annular eclipse occurs when the moon blocks out about 95% of the sun’s light. A total eclipse blocks 100% of the sun light and the more common partial eclipse blocks a smaller portion, appearing to “take a bite” out of the sun. Viewing an annular eclipse along the central path of the eclipse allows viewers to witness a “ring of fire” where the moon’s edge appears to glow.
It is very important to never look directly at the sun without “eclipse" (solar filter) glasses or welder's goggles rated 13 or higher. Telescopes and binoculars also need approved solar filters to safely view the sun. Pipe Spring will have eclipse glasses available for safe viewing. Please bring a lawn chair and water and meet us in the parking lot in front of the visitor center.