The 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse Is Coming This Weekend

Here's how to see it, weather permitting
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2020 3:30 PM CDT
How to See the 'Ring of Fire' Eclipse
In this Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, file photo, an annular solar eclipse is seen through a safety glass from Siak, Riau province, Indonesia. People along a swath of southern Asia gazed at the sky in marvel on Thursday at a "ring of fire" solar eclipse.   (AP Photo/Rifka Majjid, File)

(Newser) – Star-lovers will get a rare treat this weekend when an annual solar eclipse accompanies the summer solstice—and this one will be a "ring of fire" in which the sun is visible around the moon's edges, CNN reports. It can be seen Saturday and Sunday in parts of the Eastern Hemisphere, on a path CBS News describes as going from Africa through some of Asia and finishing over the Pacific Ocean. You're not in the Eastern Hemisphere? Forbes reports that it can be streamed on several YouTube channels including timeanddate, Ajay Talwar, and the Astronomy Center, as well as a webcast from the Virtual Telescope Project 2.0. (For more science news, a fifth form of matter is being created in space.)

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