Rare Daylight Saving Time switch: An extra sleep hour with side of ‘hybrid’ eclipse

Rare Daylight Saving Time switch: An extra sleep hour with side of ‘hybrid’ eclipse

After getting a rare extra hour of sleep, Americans along the Eastern Seaboard will get a second treat Sunday morning: a rare hybrid solar eclipse pasted on a big ol’ rising sun.

That extra summer evening hour ends Saturday as standard time returns, slipping instead a single extra hour into Sunday for those who set their clocks back before they go to sleep. Daylight saving time then returns March 9, 2014.

When the sun subsequently rises on the East Coast, a horizon-enlarged sun will have a neat slice pumpkin-carved out of it as part of a peculiar kind of hybrid eclipse seen for the first time since 2005. Americans who live anywhere west of Atlanta, however, are out of luck, at least as far as the eclipse goes.

The unique event combines elements of an annular and total solar eclipse, depending largely where upon the earth an observer is observing. Indeed, other parts of the world, including sections of Africa, will see a full, though quick complete solar eclipse.

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