Solar Eclipse This Sunday 16 May 12

Minnesotans will be treated to a partial eclipse of the sun this Sunday. The show begins at approximately 7:15pm, and the sun will set while still in a state of partial eclipse. A little more than half its surface will be covered by the moon. A total eclipse should be visible from much of Asia, the Pacific region and some of western North America, weather permitting. The usual warnings about solar eclipses apply: do not look at the sun without proper protection. The safest way to view a solar eclipse is with a pinhole camera, or on TV.