The Best Locations for Viewing October’s ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse

This year, the stars have aligned (or rather, the sun and moon!) to offer a celestial treat you won’t want to miss. And the best part? Under Canvas locations are perfectly poised along the path of this astronomical event. With the rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse visible in North America for the first time in over a decade you’re not going to want to miss it. Read on to learn all about October’s solar eclipse and where to enjoy this out-of-this-world experience.

Understanding the “Ring of Fire” Phenomenon

Unlike a total solar eclipse, where the moon entirely obscures the sun, a “ring of fire” eclipse leaves a stunning, fiery rim visible. As the new moon passes in front of the sun, viewers are treated to this dazzling three-hour spectacle with the ring of fire lasting only about five minutes.

When and Where to See the 2023 Solar Eclipse

This summer was a space lover’s dream, from twinkling meteor showers to a lineup of supermoons. As fall unveils itself, the universe plans to outdo its summer spectacle. On October 14, a rare “ring of fire” will grace the skies with its full glory only within a narrow 125-mile wide path. While most Americans will be treated to a partial eclipse, the path of the eclipse for the best viewing includes parts of Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

If you’re traveling to view the eclipse, the American Southwest boasts clear skies and some of the darkest nights in the U.S., making it an astronomer’s paradise. This means you get a longer, more enchanting look at the fiery ring, especially closer to the center of the path.

Viewing the Solar Eclipse from National Parks

With their remote locations and minimal light pollution, national parks are prime spots for viewing cosmic events. The eclipse’s journey will cover a string of U.S. National Parks—from Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Crater Lake, Great Basin, Mesa Verde, as well as a few national monuments, including Grand Staircase-Escalante, Glen Canyon, and Rainbow Bridge, near Lake Powell.

And with Under Canvas locations peppered in these pristine settings, your celestial viewing experience promises to be nothing short of star-studded!

Celebrate the Eclipse with Under Canvas

We’ve crafted a unique eclipse celebration at our locations along the eclipse’s path, ensuring every guest is treated to an out-of-this-world viewing experience.

Under Canvas Grand Canyon 

Bask in the Grand Canyon’s glory by day and be captivated by the sparkling expanse of the desert sky by night.

October 13

  • Solar-safe glasses are provided for guests.
  • Let creativity shine by decorating your eclipse glasses.
  • Channel your inner artist with a solar eclipse paint ‘n sip class.

October 14

  • Join the “Ring of Fire” viewing party.
  • Cheers to the cosmos with our special “Ring of Fire” cocktail.
  • End the day under a canopy of stars with a stargazing session.

Under Canvas Lake Powell – Grand Staircase 

As the world’s first “DarkSky-Certified Resort,” this location promises unmatched stargazing.

October 14

  • Solar-safe glasses are provided for guests.
  • Enjoy a cosmic-themed mocktail at breakfast.
  • Engage in solar eclipse yoga the morning of the eclipse.
  • Experience the eclipse with a patio viewing party.
  • Sip on a special “Ring of Fire” cocktail at dinner.

Under Canvas Moab  

Explore Moab’s iconic arches by day and gaze upon a star-studded sky by night.

October 14

  • Solar-safe glasses are provided for guests.
  • Watch the eclipse with a viewing party on our yoga deck.
  • Build your own constellations with marshmallows and pretzels.
  • Enjoy an array of treats at the eclipse buffet snack station.

Your Gateway to the Cosmos Awaits

Secure your space under the stars for memories that will outshine any other with our special viewing events. After a day of exploring the stunning surroundings, retreat to your safari-inspired tent, complete with a king-size bed and wood-burning stove. Guests enjoy complimentary nightly s’mores beneath the stars and morning yoga classes. So sit back, relax, and revel in the wonders of the cosmos only steps away from your cozy accommodations.


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