'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse: Bay Area astronomy expert shares what to expect on Saturday

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
Bay Area expert shares what to expect for 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse
University of San Francisco Astronomy Professor Andrew Fraknoi tells ABC7 News what to expect and how to view Saturday's "Ring of Fire" eclipse.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Millions of people will have their eyes on the sky Saturday, witnessing the latest celestial event: A solar eclipse called the "Ring of Fire."

The eclipse will be visible Saturday morning in the western hemisphere.

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You can see the path it will take here on this graphic from NASA:

University of San Francisco Astronomy Professor Andrew Fraknoi sat down with ABC7 News to tell us what you can see at the rare event and ways you can view it.

While Fraknoi says you shouldn't look directly at the sun, he does have other options, some using materials you can find at home.

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Watch the full interview in the player above to hear all the facts, tips and tricks Fraknoi shares with us.

You can also see the eclipse by going here at abc7news.com. We'll be streaming it live Saturday, starting at 9 a.m.

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If you're on the ABC7 News app, click here to watch live