May 20, 2012 11:27 AM
TUCSON - This afternoon's solar eclipse should offer Southern Arizonans some of the best eclipse viewing seen in decades. It begins right around 5:30 p.m. and lasts through sunset.
Expect this to peak in Tucson around 6:40 p.m. The moon's silhouette will block nearly the entire sun except for a brilliant "ring of fire", though in Tucson that is likely to a "broken" ring.
The best viewing for this in the US will be in western states and in Arizona better viewing will be seen in Northern Arizona.
This afternoon's eclipse is called an annular eclipse because of the ring will encircle the moon.