The solar eclipse is about to begin, but for many, the first real sight of the event will be when it passes over Hawaii’s island of Maui.
In Hawaii, it will be a full moon with the sun only dipping low above the horizon.
It will then become dark as the sun sets.
But what you’ll see will be something much more spectacular than a moonless night.
As the moon sets over Hawaii, the moon will be completely obscured from the sun and there will be an eclipse across the sky.
In the middle of the moon, the sun will be at its highest point, with the outer edges of the sun coming through the edge of the horizon, creating an eerie blue-black ring.
As it slowly approaches the horizon in front of the Earth, the ring of the earth will be visible to the naked eye.
The moon will also appear to dip and rise slowly in the east as it moves over the Pacific Ocean.
As twilight falls over the region, the eclipse itself will appear to take place over the Hawaiian Islands.
The total eclipse will be only visible from Hawaii to the western tip of Oahu, as the Earth will be moving away from the Sun.
A total solar eclipse can be seen from nearly anywhere in the United States, and can be watched online.
The path of totality will be from Hawaii’s Big Island to the southern tip of Tahiti, and will last approximately three minutes.
The event is scheduled for August 21, 2024, at 7:05 p.m. ET.