Annular solar eclipse looms

CHENEY – As the sun is climbing into the sky Saturday, Oct. 14, the morning will darken as the annular solar eclipse takes place.

The annular eclipse is set to begin locally at about 8:09 a.m. and end about 10:44 a.m.

The maximum eclipse – about 81% here – occurs at about 9:23.

Weather permitting, West Plains residents can watch the moon pass in front of the sun, blocking out most of the sunlight.

The 2-hour, 35-minute event is different than a total solar eclipse, in that the moon won't completely cover the sun.

Those watching the eclipse here will see a crescent-shaped sun at maximum passage...


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