Latest Solar eclipse of May 20 Stories
On May 20-21, 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor along Earth's northern Hemisphere -- beginning in eastern Asia, crossing the North Pacific Ocean, and ending in the western United States.
Something is happening in the western US that hasn’t happened in nearly two decades, and national parks from California to New Mexico are preparing for the show of a lifetime, inviting people to watch either the partial or annular solar eclipse that will occur on May 20, 2012.
Astronomers say that half the world will see the Sun become briefly reduced to a shinning ring surrounding a somber disk on Friday, when an annular eclipse runs from central Africa to eastern Asia.
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