eclipse http://kalw.org en Fire in the sky: Urban astronomer explains annular eclipse http://kalw.org/post/fire-sky-urban-astronomer-explains-annular-eclipse <p>It&rsquo;s only once a year that you can experience almost complete darkness in the afternoon sky. This Sunday, the Western United States will experience a solar eclipse. But in a special path across Northern California, the moon will be almost fully enclosed by the disc of the sun, creating a &ldquo;Ring of Fire&rdquo; effect. To learn more about the science behind the spectacle &ndash; and another reason to look up later in May &ndash; KALW&#39;s Ben Trefny talked to our local expert, Paul Salazar. Wed, 16 May 2012 20:26:55 +0000 Ben Trefny 10741 at http://kalw.org Fire in the sky: Urban astronomer explains annular eclipse