A “ring of fire” solar eclipse Saturday won’t be fully visible from Sioux Falls, unless you’re at the Washington Pavilion.
The Pavilion’s newly-opened Sweetman Planetarium will be hosting an event celebrating the eclipse from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, which will include livestreams of the eclipse from locations where the eclipse will be at 100%.
The eclipse is also known as an annular eclipse, and is called a “ring of fire” because as the moon passes in front of the sun, it will not fully cover it, creating a ring of light for several minutes.
Live presentations will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased on the Pavilion’s website.
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If you’re hoping to see the eclipse in person, you’re not totally out of luck. While the highest coverage will be seen in states in the western and southern parts of the United States, viewers in South Dakota will still see about half of the sun covered by the moon, starting at about 10:24 a.m. and ending at about 1:10 p.m.