Summary USA Annular Solar Eclipse
The Annular Solar Eclipse shadow first passes over the coast of Oregon and California in the evening . The eclipse path sweeps out a south east path encompassing Nevada, Utah, Arizona, the southern west tip of Colorado, New Mexico, and ends at sunset just as it reaches Texas. Only observers within the central path of the Solar Eclipse will observe annularity, with the Moon central to the Sun.
The Solar Eclipse path USA is approximately 291 km / 181 miles wide as it approaches the coast of Oregon and California - the eclipse shadow will have a ground velocity of over 3 times the speed of sound - travelling at 2,460 MPH / 3,959km. The eclipse path widens as it passes over the USA and at Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be a little wider at approximately 316.5km / 196 miles.
USA states under the central path of the Annular Solar Eclipse: Oregon California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Observers outside the central path will observe a partial solar eclipse of varying degrees of obscurity depending on the viewer’s distance from the central track.
Observers under the central path of the eclipse wll be able to view the Moon central to the Sun.