Whitman County Gazette 

Annual solar eclipse event looms on the horizon


October 12, 2023

COLFAX – As the sun is climbing into the sky Saturday, Oct. 14, the morning will darken as the annular solar eclipse takes place.

The annular eclipse is set to begin locally at about 8:08 a.m. and end about 10:45 a.m.

The maximum eclipse – about 83.0% here – occurs at about 9:23.

Weather permitting, Whitman County residents can watch the moon pass in front of the sun, blocking out most of the sunlight.

The 2-hour, 35-minute event is different than a total solar eclipse, in that the moon won't completely cover the sun.

Instead, those watching the eclipse here will see a crescent-shaped...

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