Don't miss the Ring of Fire solar eclipse! Where will it be visible in the US?
The unique annular solar eclipse on October 14 will not be seen by all earthlings, only certain regions of the planet, but the U.S. is lucky.
On Saturday, October 14, a large solar eclipse will pass across the United States, covering an area from Oregon to Texas, as well as parts of Mexico, Central and South America. However, a partial solar eclipse will be visible across the United States, in Puerto Rico. More - in Alaska and Hawaii, when the Moon will cover only part of the Sun.
The phenomenal astronomical event will have the appearance of a "ring of fire" against the sky.
It forms when the Moon is near the farthest part of its orbit from Earth. Because the Moon is farther from Earth than during a total solar eclipse, it does not cover the Sun completely. But it leaves a bright ring of the Sun visible at the peak of the eclipse," NASA reports.
To safely observe this natural phenomenon, you will need to use special eye protection. For example, eclipse glasses or special sun filters. This is important during the entire annular eclipse period.
If you don't have eclipse glasses, you can use an indirect viewing method. For example, an obscura camera that projects an image of the Sun onto a neighboring surface.
For those who will not be able to see the solar eclipse, NASA plans to broadcast the astronomical event live on NASA TV and online on its website from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The agency will also have a live stream of the solar eclipse on its Facebook X and YouTube pages. Those interested will also have the opportunity to join in the observation on the agency's Facebook, X and YouTube social media pages.
Undoubtedly, this phenomenon will add brightness to our ordinariness on October 14. Don't miss it!
The photo above shows the annular solar eclipse on May 20, 2012. Image: NASA