Viewing events, eyewear urged for 'Ring of Fire'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The western United States and eastern Asia will be treated this weekend to a rare solar spectacle when the moon slides across the sun, creating a "ring of fire."
But scientists caution would-be viewers to be very careful because the sun's damaging rays will remain powerful even during the annular solar eclipse. The advice: Either wear specially designed protective eyewear or attend a viewing event — at a planetarium or amateur astronomy club, for example — to avoid risk of serious eye injury.
The solar spectacle will first be seen in eastern Asia around dawn...