'Ring of fire' solar eclipse Sunday
A solar event, 18 years in the making, will have people in Central Texas looking to the skies Sunday.
The moon is set to slide across the sun causing a ‘ring of fire’ event just before sunset. Although Central Texas will be in the path for optimal viewing we won't see the peak of the event because of our sunset .
It's an annular solar eclipse, in which the Moon will cover as much as 94% of the sun. The last similar solar eclipse visible in the United States happened 18 years ago, in 1994.
The eclipse will be visible from the Asiatic before creeping across the Pacific into the Western U.S.
The 3 ½ hour event will cross Southwest Oregon, Northern California, central Nevada, southern Utah, Northern Arizona, New Mexico and finally into the Lonestar state. Experts say the ‘ring of fire’ phenomenon lasts around five minutes, depending on where you are viewing it from.
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[Updated 11:39 p.m.:] Check out the KXAN gallery of viewer submitted photographs of the eclipse.