On the 14th of October, the moon will align with the sun and Earth, causing a solar eclipse.
People in the Western United States, Mexico, and Central and South America will see an annular solar eclipse, also known as the "ring of fire."
The route for the upcoming event this weekend is remarkable as it passes through Indigenous territories in the Four Corners region, including the Navajo Nation. These celestial occurrences hold cultural significance in this area.
The Navajo Nation's citizens, the Diné people, refrain from venturing outdoors, observing the eclipse, or exposing themselves to its light.
Certain tribal lands, such as Navajo Tribal Parks and the renowned Monument Valley, will be inaccessible on Saturday to honor cultural customs.
During an annular eclipse, light is able to pass around the moon, which is not the case during a total solar eclipse.
Annular eclipses transpire due to the moon's slight distance from the Earth in its orbit, causing it to appear smaller than the sun and creating a luminous halo.
It is important to exercise caution when observing the mesmerizing "ring of fire" phenomenon. Over the course of this decade, there will be a total of 12 annular eclipses occurring across the globe.
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According to NASA, the eclipse will be observable (subject to weather conditions) in select regions of Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona within the United States.