Wake up early Thursday for this. You'll be glad you did.


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The first solar eclipse of the year will be visible to the Northern Hemisphere Thursday morning. 

The moon will pass between the Earth and the sun and partially obscure the star from view and leaving only its outer ring exposed.

In the eastern U.S. and northern Alaska, a partial solar eclipse – without the annulus or "ring of fire" – will occur, appearing as if the moon has taken a "bite" out of the sun.

Since we do live in the US, the "Ring Of Fire" may not be as visible so a livestream for the event will begin in the early morning. You can access the livestream and watch HERE or bookmard the video link below.

NASA cautions that the use of special eclipse glasses will be necessary to avoid the threat of blindness.
Here's a look at the event in 2020