Where to watch Friday's solar eclipse (+video)

March 19, 2015 5:19 PM

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Where to watch Friday's solar eclipse (+video)

The first since Nov. 3, 2013, this total solar eclipse will be especially striking because three celestial events will coincide this Friday: a new moon, an equinox, and an eclipse. In other words, a new moon will totally cover the sun while the moon is currently at the point of its elliptical orbit closest to the Earth. It's a phenomenon astronomers call the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system but more commonly known as an eclipsing supermoon.

So what's the best place to view the moon sliding in front of the sun?

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