Many people who came to the convention center in Winnemucca watched the annular solar eclipse with blacked-out glasses and telescopes.
Merletti stated that he came with the telescope that his father gave him on his birthday in 1965 and noted that he watched the solar eclipse for the 10th time so far.
In the US, the eclipse, which started at 9:13 a.m. in the Pacific time zone, was watched from the states of Oregon, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Texas. The eclipse was also seen from parts of California, Idaho, Colorado and Arizona.
NASA had announced that it would examine it closely
The US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) announced that three sounding rockets will be launched during the eclipse to study how the reduction in sunlight affects the Earth's atmospheric layer called the "ionosphere".
The next annular solar eclipse is expected to occur in 2046.
The eclipse, which will take place when the Moon is at the farthest point in its orbit from Earth, is called the "ring of fire" because of the ringed appearance that occurs when it fails to completely cover the Sun.
When the eclipse begins, there is a partial eclipse that takes the shape of a crescent moon.