The first, on October 14, 2023, will be an annular eclipse. The moon will pass in front of the sun, but it won’t completely eclipse it, leaving only a thin rim of sun exposed—a phenomenon that has earned this type of eclipse the nickname “Ring of Fire.” The October eclipse will sweep in a path from Oregon to Texas and on over to Mexico.
The second eclipse will take place only a few months later, on April 8, 2024. This time, it will be a total solar eclipse, visible in a path that sweeps up through Mexico and then from Texas to Maine. During totality, the moon will block the sun completely for 4½ minutes, turning daylight into deep twilight.