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Eighteen of special effects.
This is a real one millions around the world turning their rise to the skies a rare -- the moon sliding across -- on creating -- Ring of fire eclipse.
Visible in parts of Asia early yesterday morning before -- moved across the Pacific.
Where it was seen in parts of the western United States but that's not where Rick Leventhal.
Now he's in the New York City newsroom and Rick know viewing parties for you and everybody else here and -- right.
Unfortunately the eclipse was invisible on the East Coast and for much of the central United States so the West Coast wins this battle and one of the best places to see this rare lunar solar alignment.
Which could -- bill you'd shot several thousand star -- sky gators gathered there since it was considered a sweet spot for this eclipse it's called an annular.
But it doesn't happen every year was last seen from US soil in 1994.
The phenomenon requires the moon's orbit to be at its furthest point from -- so it's much closer to the sun and -- out more than 90% of the sun's rays when the to a line.
Which you see there are creating that so called ring of fire thrilling people in several western states including Arizona California and New Mexico.
You won't have seen it on TV and I didn't realize is to -- this cool person and I'm really pleased yeah even this close I'm glad that we didn't see it -- -- -- -- -- you'll remember for -- long time -- us.
It's not that often we get to see that kids are adding -- -- having fun.
Well you miss this one don't worry you can just see the next annular eclipse in -- when he when he three -- We're still alive but this eclipse -- -- apparently -- big news in Asia right.
It was broadcast live on TV and Tokyo Japan which hadn't seen the clips like this since 1839.
TV crews actually watching the top of Mount Fuji and staked out a zoo to get the reaction of the monkeys and some apparently were fooled into thinking it was night time.
The eclipse travel 8500 miles over three and a half hours it was visible up to five minutes in some locations.
Among those choosing not to watch what by the -- were a group of Navajo Indians and Arizona who follow tradition by staying indoors and not eating or drinking during the event.
Well there may be some -- that -- right Rick Leventhal thanks for sure.
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