Final solar eclipse of decade, day after Christmas, to be ‘annular’ eclipse

Final solar eclipse of decade, day after Christmas, to be ‘annular’ eclipse

[Ed. – Won’t be directly visible in the Western hemisphere, but online viewers can start watching around 10 PM Eastern in the U.S.]

The last solar eclipse of the decade is approaching, and it’s a special one. This week brings an annular solar eclipse, which creates a “ring of fire” around it — a final Christmas celebration.

On December 26, people in parts of Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa will be in the path for viewing for the eclipse. People in other parts of the world can watch the entire event online. …

During an annular solar eclipse like this one, the moon does not completely cover the sun as it passes, leaving a glowing ring of sunlight around it.

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