The annual solar eclipse is coming up this saturday. An annular eclipse occurs while the moon is near or at the furthest point in its orbit around the Earth. The “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse is a phenomenon where the moon passes by the sun.
The mainland US and Alaska will be able to see the eclipse according to NASA. Most areas will experience a partial eclipse, in which only part of the moon covers up the sun. The eclipse will be visible in Eugene, Ore., starting at 9:16 a.m. local time; in Albuquerque, N.M., beginning 10:34 a.m. local time and in San Antonio, Texas, around 11:52 a.m. local time.
It is recommended not to look directly at the solar eclipse through telescopes, binoculars, or an unfiltered camera. Nasa also recommends that if you are standing outside to take care and wear sunglasses, hats, and protective clothing. Remember your sunscreen!
If you can’t make it to see this eclipse don’t worry! The next total solar eclipse will happen in April 8, 2024!