Today we’ll have a chance to see a rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse event in which the sun will appear as a thin ring behind the moon. Here are some links with more info:
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/05/19/20120519eclipse-visible-in-arizona.html – The eclipse is expected to be most striking from eastern Asia to the western U.S.
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/20/how-to-watch-ring-fire-solar-eclipse-online/ – If you’re not lucky enough to live in the path of the “ring of fire” solar eclipse, you can still watch the spectacular event online.
http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEprimer.html – Solar Eclipse Primer for Beginners
http://www.perkins-observatory.org/eclipsesafety.html – Perkins Observatory’s page on Solar Eclipse Safety
Warning: Don’t ever look directly at a solar eclipse! Not with your eyes, camera, binoculars, or a telescope unless you have proper optical filters. Whether there’s a solar eclipse or not, direct sunlight damages eyesight. Just a fraction of a second of magnified, unfiltered sunlight will sear your eye’s retina irreparably.