Today’s “Ring of Fire” Solar Eclipse

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: – The eclipse is expected to be most striking from eastern Asia to the western U.S. – 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. – Solar Eclipse Primer for Beginners – 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.

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