Solar eclipse 2012: All systems go for witnessing rare 'ring of fire'

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/19/2012 08:28 AM EDT on LiveScience People in the western United States, Pacific and parts of Asia will have the chance to see a partial solar eclipse on

YouTube Preview Image. This is one of the better Solar Eclipse informational videos I've seen and worth watching even if you're not in the eclipse path. If you are able to view it I wish you good skies. I've seen only three but

The observatory was determined to have a plentiful supply, Szotyori said, because officials there want to make sure everyone who comes to the observatory Sunday can view the eclipse safely. Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent vision loss,

Experts said Sunday's "ring" eclipse will be visible across a wide area, including in California. But certain parts of the state will get a better view than others. The best view of the ring eclipse — which scientists call an

The first annular solar eclipse visible in the United States in nearly 18 years will occur on Sunday, May 20. But before you buy tinted safety glasses or start making your pinhole projector (never look at the sun with the naked

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