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Earth’s Warmest October, A Fiery Solar Eclipse, and a Fun Experiment for this Season! October 2023

As we embark upon this new season, we have some thrilling news to share with you. From the unusual October heat to a stunning solar eclipse that resembled a ring of fire, and an intriguing science experiment to celebrate the month, we’ve got it all. Keep reading to discover more!

Earth’s Warmest October 

The Earth has experienced its hottest October ever recorded, putting 2023 on track to be the hottest year on record. The difference compared to 2015 and 2019 is only 1.5 degrees hotter but is considered to be a significant margin due to its overall impact.

Link to ArticleEarth’s Warmest October On Record Continues Journey To Its Hottest Year | Weather Underground (

This Month’s Ring of Fire Solar Eclipse!

On October 14th, 2023, a nearly complete annular solar eclipse was viewable across North, Central, and South America. Lucky viewers in nine states were treated to an incredible “ring of fire” when the moon covered everything but the sun’s blazing outline!

Link to Article:2023 Annular Eclipse – NASA Science

Before You Toss Those Pumpkins… TRY THIS 

Try this fun experiment! Once your pumpkins have been carved and begin to decay, mix vinegar and baking soda together to create a foaming eruption. This is a great opportunity to teach your kids about basic chemistry concepts while having fun. 

Link to Article:How to Make a Pumpkin Volcano | Chicago Botanic Garden