solar eclipse

"That's got to be the prettiest thing I've ever seen," Brent Veltri of Salida, Colo., told The Associated Press, when asked about the eclipse of the sun that was visible across the western U.S. on Sunday afternoon and in much of Asia earlier today.

The celestial show attracted quite a crowd. According to the AP:

Solar Eclipse This Sun-day

May 16, 2012
NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Kansas Citians will partially see a partial solar eclipse Sunday, weather-permitting. The reason for all the partitioning is due to two phenomena: One is that the moon will only partially cover the sun, and the other, more familiar reason is that the sun will be setting when all this happens.