Utah to have best view of Eclipse

A “ring of fire” will be seen around the moon in Utah during the first complete solar eclipse in almost two decades. The view of the moon moving between the sun and the earth to create the illusion of the fire ring around the moon is expected to be seen the best from Kanarraville. That is thirteen miles to the south of Cedar City, Utah.

The northern portion of Utah will see the moon cover only ninety percent of the sun creating a crescent effect with the fire appearance. The eclipse that will create the “solar ring of fire” should begin at a quarter after six and last until half past eight. Half past seven is considered to be the best time to watch the eclipse.

A grade fourteen welder’s mask should be used to provide protection when viewing the eclipse in the event that eclipse glasses are not available. The retina only takes seconds to burn when looking at direct sunlight.

Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse to take place

Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse to take place