Partial Eclipse Is Set To Hit A Missouri Sky Near You On Saturday

(Missourinet) Get your eclipse glasses ready. A partial eclipse is set to hit a Missouri sky near you on Saturday.

Missouri State University Astronomer Mike Reed says the so-called annular eclipse, or ring of fire, will be from 11:27 a.m. to 1:26 p.m., with the best viewing time at 11:53 a.m. He says the annular eclipse will look like a crescent – as long as the weather cooperates.

To view the eclipse without injuring your eyes, solar viewing glasses, a handheld solar viewer, or a welding mask should be used. You should not look at the sun through a camera lens, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while wearing eclipse glasses or a solar viewer because the solar rays will cause serious injury to your eyes.