SPOKANE -- Clouds blocked an annular solar eclipse across all of the Inland Northwest on Sunday.
Locally, the moon covered about 72% of the sun which occurred around 6:15 p.m. Medford, Oregon, Reno, Nevada and other cities in the eclipse's southeast direction got to see the complete annular solar eclipse.
Despite the cloudy forecast, members of the Spokane Astronomical Society hosted viewings. They also celebrated its 80th anniversary.
The next big event for the western part of the United States will be in August of 2017 when there will be a total solar eclipse.