If you want to see Baily’s beads and a ‘broken ring’ on Oct. 14, 2023, here’s where to go.
The moon moves in front of the sun in a rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse as seen from Tanjung Piai, Malaysia on December 26, 2019.
If you want to enjoy a “ring of fire” for as long as possible during the October solar eclipse, then head for the centerline of the eclipse path.
However, if you’re up for seeing something else equally rare, then going to the centerline may be a mistake.
On the actual day of the eclipse, it may make sense to position yourself at either the southern or northern edge of the path of annularity, where the “ring of fire” is but a fleeting sight, if present at all.