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Best viewing opportunities for Sunday solar eclipse

SACRAMENTO -- A solar eclipse occurs when the sun, the moon, and the Earth are in alignment. Sunday's event will be a "annular" solar eclipse because the moon will only cover 95 percent of the sun and therefore will leave a "ring of fire" around the edge of the moon.

The best viewing opportunities in Northern California will be from 5:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. along and northeast of a line from Yuba City to Pollock Pines. Locations such as Reno, Carson City, Truckee, Redding and Eureka will be prime viewing areas.

The Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto areas will see a partial eclipse in the western and northwestern sky.

The NEWS10 Weather Team says skies will be clear across the region allowing for a very clear view.

Eye protection is required for viewing the eclipse and sunglasses are not adequate. If you do not have solar glasses, there are other ways to safety see Sunday's eclipse. Click here to learn more.


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