Did you know that the path of a “ring of fire” solar eclipse is going to pass directly over the United States next month? Everyone in the continental United States will be able to see at least a partial eclipse, but those that are in the direct path of the eclipse will get to see a truly spectacular sight. Because the moon will be so far away from the Earth when this eclipse occurs, it will look like there is a “ring of fire” around the moon as it passes right in front of the sun…
An annular “ring of fire” solar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere on Oct. 14, and Americans across several Western states will be able to see it.
It’s called a “ring of fire” eclipse because only the outer ring of the sun will be visible during the height of the spectacle.
This isn’t something that happens too often.
If you want to see it for yourself, you will have to travel to the western half of the country.