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Solar Eclipse this Sunday

Solar Eclipse this Sunday

by Ben Pine

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:27 AM

All eyes will be on the sun this Sunday with a Partial Solar Eclipse for most of the country, and an Annular Eclipse, or "Ring of Fire" for parts of the southwestern US. 

Local astronomy educator Scott Miller tells us, "On May 20, about 8:25 pm, the disk of the Moon will begin to cross between us and the Sun, producing a partial solar eclipse as the Sun sets.  This is not a naked eye event but can be seen by projecting an image of the Sun on a piece of paper, using a small hole punched through cardboard through which to pass the Sun's light."

The map below shows where the Partial and Annular Eclipses can be seen Sunday.  Annular means "ring", and is not to be confused with "Annual".  This is a unique event and hasn't happened since 1994.

Find much more about the eclipses at these links... NASA and Huffington Post

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