Sunsets on the prairie are always amazing, but Sunday’s sunset promises something even better. A partial eclipse of the sun this Sunday, starting around 7:30 PM. Pueblo offfice of The National Weather Service forecasts clear skies well into the evening hours, so get your box ready to view…
Remember the old pin-hole on the side of the box, and view inside the box for a solar eclipse? The process is still the safest manner of viewing a solar eclipse because you never look directly at the sun.
The ring of fire, visible as the moon passes between the sun and the earth, leaving a tiny visible edge of the sun visible from the planet is created due to the proximity of the moon to the earth. Sizes are widely varied, if you understand the size of the sun as compared to the moon, the distance of the sun creates an amazing heat ring during alignment. The visual effect of these heavenly bodies was said to be the result of God’s design in the early days of civilization, and they can’t be far from the truth.
Portions of Colorado, especially in the Four Corners area will have a better view than we will in the southeast section, but it will still be worth a look for a partial view of a fairly rare occurrence. It will last just until sunset for our area, around 7:56pm on May 20.
This world wide event will move into western U.S. just north of Eureka, California, though variations of the view will be visible from most any segment of the south western United States. Take along a friend, find a hilltop and enjoy the view. Stick it out for a night of stargazing unequaled by any, since the moon will be safely setting with the sun.