Las Vegas Annular Eclipse Tour



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Daily Tour

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$3495 per person double occupancy, $4395 per person single occupancy


An annular solar eclipse visits Utah. If you are inside the path of annular solar eclipse, you will see the dramatic sight of the Sun as a thin ring, almost but not completely eclipsed by the Moon. Daylight will be dimmed considerably, but not dark like a total solar eclipse. This eerie sight can be enjoyed with eclipse glasses and other safe viewing methods.

The annular solar eclipse begins in Utah at 10:24 am MDT with the speed of the Moon’s shadow being 3897 mph. The annular solar eclipse leaves Utah at 10:35 am MDT and the Moon’s shadow diminishes to 2643 mph. The maximum duration of annularity in Utah is 4 minutes and 40 seconds.s

About the Annular Solar Eclipse

During an annular solar eclipse, the apparent size of the Moon’s disk is slightly smaller than the  apparent size of the Sun’s disk. Therefore, only the outer edge of the Sun remains visible and the Sun  appears as a brilliant ring if you are inside the path of an annular solar eclipse. This is an otherworldly  sight often called a “ring of fire”. Here are instructions for the safely viewing solar eclipses by the  American Astronomical Society and endorsed by several professional societies. TIMELINE OF THE OCTOBER 14, 2023 ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE. LEARN MORE AT WWW. GREATAMERICANECLIPSE.COM/OCTOBER-14-2023 

How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon blocks any part of the Sun’s bright face. On Saturday, October  14, 2023, a solar eclipse will be visible (weather permitting) in North, Central, and South America. All  49 continental U.S. states will experience at least a partial eclipse, as will most of Canada and all  countries in Central and South America. During a partial or annular (ring) solar eclipse, such as the  one on October 14, 2023, there is no time when it is safe to look directly at the Sun without using a  special-purpose solar filter that complies with the transmittance requirements of the ISO 12312-2  international standard

What causes a solar eclipse?

understand about solar eclipses is that they occur because of a remarkable 

cosmic coincidence: the Sun is about the same apparent size in our sky as the Moon. While the Sun is actually about 400 times larger in diameter than the 

Moon, the Moon is also about 400 times closer than the Sun. Therefore, the Sun and the Moon appear to be about the same size in our sky. 

This single fact explains why we see total solar eclipses – the Moon has an apparent size that just barely covers the Sun completely, yet is not too large that the Sun’s atmosphere, its corona, is eclipsed as well. We on Earth occupy a celestial sweet spot to witness this sight. We are the beneficiaries of a wonderful cosmic coincidence, lined up like a cosmic billiard shot. It was not always so. When the Moon first formed around our Earth over 4 billion years ago, it was much closer to the Earth and appeared much larger in our sky. So total solar eclipses in the early epochs of our Earth did block the Sun but also most of the corona. Over the eons, the Moon has been gradually receding from the Earth due to the friction from the tides. At present, the distance from the  Earth to the Moon increases by about an inch per year. In some distant future epoch, the Moon’s disk will become smaller such that no more total solar eclipses will be visible from Earth.

What are the types of solar eclipses?

While the Moon and Sun have nearly the same apparent size in the sky, their apparent sizes do vary slightly because of two factors; the Moon is in a slightly elliptical orbit around the Earth and the Earth also revolves in a slightly elliptical orbit around the Sun. These variations result in the circumstance that sometimes the Moon’s disk does not completely cover the Sun’s disk during eclipse. These are annular solar eclipses and a prominent example of this eclipse type occurred in the United States on May 20, 2012.

The next annular solar eclipse in the United States will be on October 14, 2023.

While an annular eclipse is a striking sight, it does not command the same overwhelming sense of wonder that a total solar eclipse does. Daytime is dimmer but not twilight. Because some of the Sun’s disk is still visible, it is much too bright for the Sun’s corona to become visible. It is never safe to look directly at an annular solar eclipse, even at its maximum phase. Always use certified safe solar eclipse glasses. If the Moon’s shadow is not centered on the Earth, then another common type of solar eclipse occurs, the partial solar eclipse. During a partial solar eclipse, the umbra misses the Earth, and from everywhere the eclipse is visible, you will only see part of the Sun eclipsed. Again, at no time during a partial solar eclipse should you look directly at the Sun without certified safe eclipse glasses, solar filtered viewer like our sunoculars or a pinhole projection.

timeline of annular solar eclipses


Tuesday · October 10th

Las Vegas Annular Eclipse Tour
Arrival Day: Las Vegas International
Shuttle from Airport to Harrah's Hotel, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm
Harrah's Hotel and Resort, Las Vegas Strip (1 night)
Meet and Greet Reception Harrah's location TBA 6:00 PM
Dinner on Own

Wednesday · October 11th

2023 Annular Eclipse Information
Valley of Fire State Park - Nevada
Lunch at Black Bear Diner, Washington, UT
Hampton Inn, Springdale, UT
Dinner on Own

Thursday · October 12th

Tour of Zion National Park
Zion National Park Mt Carmel Tunnel
Sunset Bryce Canyon National Park
Ruby's Inn - Bryce, Utah (2 nights)
Dinner at Rubys Inn
Tour of Bryce Canyon National Park

Friday · October 13th

Tour of Bryce Canyon National Park
Tour of Kodachrome State Park
Dinner at Ebenezers 7:00 PM

Saturday · October 14th

Morning Solar Eclipse Viewing
Parowan Gap Petroglpyhs
Travel to Las Vegas
Harrah's Hotel & Resort Las Vegas Strip
Dinner on Own

Sunday · October 15th

Departure Day: Las Vegas Airport
Airport Transfers Provided at Three Designated Times
Tour Inclusions

Eclipse Viewing Sunglasses
Utah Luxury Tours Guide
Guest Speaker - Astronomy
Motorcoach transportation
Park Entrance Fees
Valley of Fire State Park
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Kodachrome State Park
Ancient Artwork Petroglyphs of Parowan Gap
Three breakfasts
Four lunches
Two dinners (includes Ebenezer's dinner & show)

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