Astronomy lovers are readying themselves for the opportunity to witness a rare total solar eclipse.  This phenomenon occurs when the moon moves directly between the earth and sun, which is exactly what will happen at 4:20 central time today.

The best view will be over Indonesia’s western island of Sumatra according to NASA officials. Viewers will be treated to a beautiful halo effect as the earth, sun and moon align.

The eclipse is expected to be partially visible in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hawaii and northern Australia. NASA will be live streaming the event for those who don’t live in those areas.  If you miss this event today, the next total solar eclipse is set for August 21, 2017.

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