A rare solar eclipse —— crossed a swath of the United States on Saturday. Eclipse-watchers have been preparing for the dazzling event for weeks, since this is the last annular solar eclipse that will be visible from American skies until June 21, 2039, according to NASA.
An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth while it is at its farthest point from Earth. Americans from Oregon tothis weekend’s eclipse. The 2039 eclipse will only pass over the skies in the state of Alaska.
The eclipse started just after 8 a.m. local time in Oregon and ended midday in Texas, according to NASA. Here’s how the “ring of fire” appeared.
Around high noon at the Alamo, the eyes of Texas, and hundreds of visitors, were looking towards the sky.
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