Eclipse To Miss The East Coast

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By Jason Pelletier on May 14, 2012, 6:50pm

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On May 20th skywatchers in Eastern Asia and parts of western North America will be treated to a solar eclipse. Unfortunately because the sun will have set before the event begins, those of us on the East Coast will not be able to view it. The eclipse should begin around late afternoon to early evening for those on the West Coast.

This eclipse is known as an annular eclipse. Since the moon is at its farthest point from the earth it will not completely cover the sun and will leave what appears to be a ring of fire. Annular comes from the Latin "annulus," meaning "little ring."

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