If you're outside the paths shown above, you'll still see a partial solar eclipse as long as you aren't too far from the path of totality. More often, totality is never reached and one can only see a partial solar eclipse. That's the case with the October 23 solar eclipse. If you live in North America, you'll have a chance to see the eclipse. Using a telescope with a solar filter, or proper glasses, you'll see the Moon blocking part of the Sun's disk. The following site provides help on how to safely view a solar eclipse.
For more details and exact start/end times of the October 23, 2014 eclipse, visit the following website:
This is another great observing opportunity for you and your kids and it takes place during normal awake hours! Don't miss out!