IN SPACE - MAY 20: In this handout provided by NASA, sun spots are seen as the moon moves into a full eclipse position after reaching annularity during the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 on May 20, 2012. Differing from a total solar eclipse, the moon in an annular eclipse appears too small to cover the sun completely, leaving a ring of fire effect around the moon. The eclipse is casting a shallow path crossing the West from west Texas to Oregon then arcing across the northern Pacific Ocean to Tokyo, Japan.

Don’t miss the “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse! The moon will pass in front of the sun on Thursday, June 10.

Why is this eclipse call the “Ring of Fire”? Well, the Earth will be too far so a bright annulus around the moon’s silhouette will be created hence, “Ring of Fire”

“It is never safe to look directly at the Sun’s rays, even if the Sun is partly or mostly obscured,” NASA’s website states. “When watching a partial solar eclipse or annular solar eclipse, you must wear solar viewing or eclipse glasses throughout the entire eclipse if you want to face the Sun.”

The solar eclipse will be visible across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and part of the Southeast and Midwest. In our area maximum viewing will occur after sunrise, which is at 5:32am. The whole eclipse will last about an hour and 40 minutes.