Watch Sunday's Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse HERE [LIVE VIDEO]
There's a rare hybrid solar eclipse happening this Sunday where the moon and sun will be perfectly aligned, giving the moon a beautiful ring of orange around it for that period of time. Thanks to the internet, you will be able to see it, regardless of where you are in the world.
Those who will be able to get a live view of the event residents along the eastern coast of North America to parts of Africa and the Middle East. A hybrid solar eclipse occurs when an annular solar eclipse shifts into a total solar eclipse along different points of the eclipse path.
According to Universe Today: "Of the 11,898 solar eclipses listed over a 5,000 year span from 1999 BC to 3000 AD in Fred Espenak's Five Millennium Catalog of Solar Eclipses, only 569, or 4.8% are hybrids."
In an annular solar eclipse, the moon crosses the sun at its farthest distance from Earth, meaning that from our perspective, the moon isn't big enough to cover the sun completely. "Looking down from space, we would see that the Moon's umbral shadow is not long enough to reach Earth," writes Fed Espenak of MrEclipse.com.
For those who are watching the solar eclipse online, Paul Cox, an astronomer at the online observatory Slooh.com, is controlling a telescope and other equipment to a remote spot in Kenya, where he plans to live-stream the total eclipse to viewers across the world.
Tune in to watch the solar eclipse below. The live feed starts at 6:45 a.m. EST and ends at 10:15 a.m on Nov. 3.