|Red area indicates where the annular eclipse can be viewed. Credit: NASA GSFC|
- Partial eclipse begins: 7:28pm
- Partial eclipse ends: 8:00pm (sunset)
- Degree of obscuration: 33% (1/3 of the sun will be eclipsed)
|A picture of an annular solar eclipse taken from space by the joint Japanese-American Hinode satellite on Jan. 4, 2011.|
Photo credit: Hinode/XRT.
|Partial solar eclipse|
Remember that the event will occur just before sunset, so viewing may be difficult. Just remember NOT to look directly at the sun! There will be plenty of cool pictures on the internet late Sunday evening and Monday for you to check out! In the meantime, we'll cross our fingers that sky conditions will permit optimal viewing. Overcast conditions are currently not expected, though a partly cloudy sky is.
A video by NASA explains this impressive event in more detail.
Complete detail on this eclipse, also by NASA, can be found here.
Here is a map of the western USA showing where the annular eclipse will be seen completely.
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