Astronomy and Astrophysics

A 'ring of fire' solar eclipse occurs Sunday morning — here's how to watch

A 'ring of fire' solar eclipse occurs Sunday morning — here's how to watch

You're gonna need a bigger mug of coffee. This Sunday morning, when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, enjoy breakfast with an annular solar eclipse.

This eclipse's path stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic and Africa, through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Congo, according to Fred Espenak, a retired NASA eclipse expert.

Go online to the astronomy website Slooh.com, if you have hopes of catching this "ring of fire" cosmic event. The live stream begins at 7 a.m. ET.

The "greatest duration" of the eclipse - west of Chile in the South Pacific Ocean - occurs at 8:16 a.m. ET, which lasts about 1 minute and 22 seconds, when the eclipse...

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