On Saturday, October 14, the moon will pass in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth's surface while it does so.

An annular "ring of fire" solar eclipse will be visible to anyone in the line of the shadow, 

primarily in the Western United States, Mexico, and Central and South America.

The Navajo Nation and other Indigenous people's lands in the Four Corners region, 

where these celestial events have special traditional importance, are notable locations along this weekend's itinerary.

The Diné people of the Navajo Nation avoid going outside, seeing the eclipse, or letting the eclipse's light reflect on them.

To observe traditional customs, some tribal properties, including all Navajo Tribal Parks and the famous Monument Valley,

 will be off-limits to visitors on Saturday. (A content caution for Diné readers: Below is a picture of an earlier annular eclipse.)

In contrast to a total solar eclipse, in which the moon completely obscures the sun, an annular eclipse allows some light to penetrate the moon's periphery.


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