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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Get ready for a special show in the sky Sunday night.

At around 7:35 p.m., we will have a solar eclipse. The moon is going to pass in front of the sun, and we’ll see a partial eclipse here in Minnesota.

But in some places like the west coast, people are going to see a rare eclipse known as a ring of fire.

“It’s going to look strange and it’s going to block out somewhere about 85 to 90 percent of the sun,” said Jonathan Braidman with Berkeley Chabot Space and Science.

Scientists say you don’t want to look directly at the eclipse because t he brightness can damage your eyes. The best way to watch is with what’s called a welders lens, or make a viewer of your own.

Put some tin foil around a tube and punch a tiny hole in it. Then watch the projected image on the ground.

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