Greg Redfern, wtop.com
WASHINGTON - The New Moon and the Sun meet today in the sky to create an annular eclipse for some, a partial eclipse for others, and a day to watch online for me and millions more who are not in the path of the Moon's shadow.
There are essentially two different viewing events today of the eclipse. Starting at 3:30 p.m. (EDT) today, there will be a live broadcast of the eclipse from atop Mt. Fuji. Tune in early and read about the project being sponsored by Panasonic and learn about this world famous mountain. There will also be coverage of the Asia eclipse by SLOOH starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT
In the U.S. there are a number of viewing events which will all start at about 8:00 p.m. EDT. Find a list of those events here.
So, sit back and be an armchair astronomer for the day. Enjoy the view of this grand celestial event. Our next annular eclipse in the U.S. comes in 2023. But the good news is that we will have a total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 2017. I can hardly wait.
See what else is up in the sky this week here.
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