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Is the moment that stargazers here in the united states of waited for for nearly twenty years the sun and the moon.
-- -- this weekend for a rare eclipse that will look like a ring of fire.
Just like Johnny Cash that -- the best views will be from cattle from California.
At and Texas company -- Texas like that -- -- across the United States and the rest of the country.
We'll be able to watch only a partial eclipse but you will have an opportunity to -- which we'll tell you about or you can wait till 20/20 three because they -- -- another opportunity.
Our good friend -- -- Rocco is here to explain all of this to last so why.
How could this eclipse has that ring of fire around it unlike the others that we've seen.
Well this is a solar spectacular.
-- you can talk to your grandkids about once every few decades of the moon goes in front of the sun that's called that.
A solar eclipse however the -- -- farther away.
Therefore the disk of the moon does not cover the desk of the sun.
It leaves a halo the ring of fire and the only happens once every few decades.
And he I was reading this morning that the moon doesn't go in a perfect circle that's right around and that's what causes it to be almost like an oblong circle at one point that and I hope I -- that I -- and that puts it closer.
And creates this incredible -- of fire so what's the best way to to look at it if you are close not to see it and our friends the West Coast.
Well before -- for God's sake do not look at this thing with a telescope that's like Galileo did he burned out -- -- the consequence of the best ways either have dark sunglasses.
Or a pinhole camera take two sheets of paper punch a hole in one and the image of the sun will then shine on the second sheet of paper giving a very clear image.
The ring of fire.
So don't look at what the nick and I don't look at it with a telescope look at what dark glasses or pinhole camera hit it -- you learn about the -- -- about the sun -- I've watched this by saying well you begin to realize that we're part of a larger cosmic drama that we spent a lot of time looking down on the earth and minding our own affairs we very rarely looked up.
And that we begin to realize -- were part of a glorious universe a universe that has splendor is like this and it's something that you can talk to your grandkids about decades from now.
Now -- grew -- they can also sit online and I think we're gonna put up exactly how you can.
Do that go to foxnews.com and we'll tell you how to get there to watch online banking failure to quit putting these things in -- sort of poetic times and making us might be part of it so thank you very much of an accident last season --
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