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DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado residents will be able to see a partial solar eclipse Sunday evening.

The “Ring of Fire” eclipse starts just before 6:30 pm and will peak at about 7:30 p.m. Special viewing glasses should be worn to view the eclipse, or other methods are available. No one should look directly at the solar event for risk of blindness.

LINK: SkyandTelescope.com’s Guide To How to Watch a Partial Solar Eclipse Safely

All of the country except for the East Coast will be able to view the eclipse.

Several universities will have viewing events for the solar eclipse on Sunday.

Folsom Field on the University of Colorado’s campus in Boulder will open at 5:30 p.m. for the public. For more information, call (303) 492-5002.

The University of Denver’s Chamberlin Observatory will be open from 6-8 p.m.

LINK: du.edu/~rstencel/Chamberlin

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