Partial eclipse of sun this afternoon

MIKE PEEL/Wikimedia Commons<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->A partial solar eclipse.

MIKE PEEL/Wikimedia Commons<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->A partial solar eclipse.

KINGMAN - Residents in certain parts of the U.S. will see the skies darken a bit as the moon moves between the sun and the Earth today to create a ring of fire around the moon. It won't be a total eclipse.

According to the Associated Press, the best areas in the U.S. to see the eclipse are far northern edge of California, Arizona, southern Utah and New Mexico.

A word of warning from the astronomers - don't look at the sun, even during an eclipse. The safest way to watch the eclipse is to create a pinhole in a sheet of paper and hold it in the sun's light.

The pinhole will project an image of the sun on the ground below.

According to NASA, the eclipse should start in northern Arizona around 5:25 p.m. and last until 7:38 p.m. The best time to see the full effect is around 6:35 p.m.