On June 21, the Moon will pass directly in front of the Sun, producing a "Ring of Fire" solar eclipse. At greatest eclipse, 99.5% of the Sun's surface will be covered. Near the center-line of the eclipse, observers will experience something special: The Ring Of Fire.' As the Moon crosses the sun dead-center, a circular strip or annulus of sunlight will completely surround the dark lunar disk. Visually, the sun has a big black hole in the middle. The "path of annularity" where this occurs is only about 53 miles wide, but it stretches almost halfway around the world passing many population centers en route. The annular eclipse will begin in the Democratic Republic of Congo at 4:45 UTC and sweep through South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Eritrea before crossing over the Red Sea into the Arabian Peninsula. It will then travel through Pakistan, northern India, and southern China before finally ending over Taiwan at 09:34 UTC. In those locations the Ring of Fire phenomenon will be visible for as much as 38 seconds. Meanwhile, parts of Africa, southeast Europe, Asia, and the Pacific will witness varying degrees of an equally mesmerizing partial solar eclipse. An Annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly in front of the Sun but the lunar disk is not quite wide enough to cover the entire star. WARNING! The ring of sunlight during annularity is blindingly bright. Even though most of the Sun's disk will be covered you still need to use a solar filter or some type of projection technique. Stay Tuned!