Nightly News   |  May 18, 2012

On Sunday, a rare solar eclipse

During the annular eclipse, the moon will travel in front of the sun, blocking its light — except for a so-called "ring of fire" around the edge. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> this is how it looked last year. and if you want to see it for real this year, you'll have to live on the west coast . it's a rare annular or ring eclims where the moon travels in front of the sun and blocks it except for a thin ring of fire around the edge. it's due to happen sunday evening at 6:00 p.m . local time on the west coast . you could damage your eyes