LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a few days, millions in some parts of Asia and the western United States will get to witness the sun transform into a ring of fire.
During the annular solar eclipse, the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking everything but a bright ring of light. The eclipse will be visible Sunday afternoon over parts of Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Much of the rest of the country will see a partial solar eclipse, but the East Coast will miss out.
This type of solar eclipse has not been visible in the U.S. since 1994.