Cochranites are often treated to spectacular sky events, but an annular solar eclipse just might top them all.

Known as ‘The Ring Of Fire”, an annular eclipse takes place when the Moon moves between Earth and the Sun without completely covering the Sun, forming a fiery ring known as an "annulus."

Set to take place on the morning of October 14, Cochrane will experience a partial view of the eclipse starting at 9:14 a.m. with the maximum effect setting in around 10:26 a.m.

Watching the eclipse takes some preparation as looking directly at it without proper protection can cause severe eye damage. 

Cochranites need special eclipse glasses, welders goggles, or a pinhole projector.  Sunglasses will not suffice as the sun will be so bright that if you stare at any portion of it, it can permanently damage your retina.

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