This Saturday, October 14, it will be possible to see a partial annular solar eclipse over north Florida and Southern Georgia. The moon will pass partially in front of the sun which will obscure 52% of the sun viewed from Jacksonville.
Everyone in the contiguous 48 states will have the opportunity to see at least a partial eclipse but the best show is 850 miles west of Duval County along the path of annularity where the moon blocks the center of the sun leaving just a sliver of the sun peaking out in a ring of fire.
This 220-mile-wide path covers an area from Oregon to Texas.
We will not get to see the full impact but the view will have partial sun blockage. NASA Ambassador Tony Rice gives us the best times to see the eclipse in Jacksonville.
Partial eclipse begins: 11:50:28 AM
Maximum eclipse: 1:22:36 PM when the Sun will be 52.5% obscured by the Moon
Partial eclipse end: 2:57:23 PM (3 hrs 6 min, 55 sec)
Depending on where you are located, the starting times vary about 4-5 minutes between Waycrowss and St. Augustine but you can look at this Interactive Map to get precise times for your area.
For example, the partial eclipse begins at 11:48:17 AM in Five Points, FL to 11:51:44 AM in Crescent Beach, FL.
Always remember it is never safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for viewing an annular eclipse.