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Annular Solar Eclipse - October 14, 2023

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It's Happening!

Get your ringside seats to the celestial event of the decade!

NASA lists Richfield as THE place for the best view in Utah of the 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse

Join us at Snow College Richfield for a free viewing party!
Please note: Although the sun will be partially covered, it is still unsafe to look directly at the sun without solar glasses.

October 14, 2023 from 9am-12pm*

  • Hands-on science activities for all ages
  • Free solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last)
  • Solar Telescopes and Binoculars for viewing
  • T-shirts for sale (while supplies last)

Many groups will be on site, including:

  • Snow College STEM Bus (aka the SnowMobile)
  • The Gail Halvorson “Candy Bomber” STEM Bus
  • The Civil Air Patrol
  • The state of Utah’s STEM Action center
  • Individuals from the Air Force and Space Force

Food Options:

  • Buster’s Café open for Breakfast (while supplies last)
  • Food trucks

There will be limited free parking available and lots of grassy space to sit and watch the eclipse. Make sure to bring your blankets and/or camp chairs!


See the eclipse ringside!

Plan your Trip to View the Eclipse in Richfield

Richfield is located 2½ hours South of Salt Lake City.

The solar eclipse event will be held on the Snow College Richfield Campus fields (West of the Washburn Building).

Beat The Rush

Avoid the traffic and stay the night before the eclipse (October 13). RV and tent sites are available.

Directions to see the full solar eclipse in Richfield, Utah.

What to Expect When Watching the Eclipse

  • Annularity will only last a few minutes, so come prepared. The suggested meeting time for the viewing party is from 9am to 12 pm. Before and after annularity, a partial eclipse will be seen, so plan to stay for the full meeting time to view this!
  • Although the sun will be partially covered, it is still unsafe to look directly at the sun during this phenomenon. In order to have a safe viewing experience, free solar eclipse glasses will be available at the viewing party, while supplies last. Visit NASA for more information about safe viewing.
  • Sunburn can occur, even during an eclipse. Be sure to wear your sunscreen.

What is an Annular Eclipse?

An annular eclipse is when the moon covers the sun except for an outer ring (annular meaning "ring-shaped"). The moon will appear too small to cover the entire sun, leaving the famous "ring of fire". Richfield, Utah is one of the very few cities along the eclipse path to have full annularity (being able to see the complete ring).

This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. This year, Richfield is listed as the best place in Utah to see the eclipse. Don't miss out on this spectacular event!

Where can the Solar Eclipse be seen in Utah?

This solar eclipse will be seen in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. In Utah, the eclipse can be seen best over Richfield.

This map shows the best visability of the eclipse as it makes it's way accross the US. Visit to view interactive map.