Sunrise solar eclipse is Thursday – everything you need to know!

The peak of a solar eclipse coinciding with a sunrise is a rare occurrence; it has only happened twice in our area in the last 150 years!

May 10, 2021, 3:24 PM

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All eyes are on Thursday morning's forecast!
If Mother Nature plays nice, a partial solar eclipse will be visible for the northeast United States as the sun rises over the horizon. Here in the Tri-state area, approximately approximately 73% of the sun will be covered as the moon passes between it and the Earth. This will cause the sun to resemble a crescent, usually something reserved for the moon. The peak of a solar eclipse coinciding with a sunrise is a rare occurrence for the New York City surrounding area, and it has happened only twice in the last 150 years: once in September of 1875 and most recently in October of 1959.
News 12 Meteorologist Mike Rizzo shares some information on the upcoming eclipse!
Farther north and west across Canada and up across the North Pole into Russia, 100% of the sun will be covered, but it will also be an annular eclipse. This type of eclipse occurs when the moon's apparent diameter is smaller than that of the sun, which will block most of the sun's light and cause it to look like an annulus, or ring. This has often been referred to as a "ring of fire" event. A full annular eclipse has not happened in our area since 1791, with a close call last witnessed in 1838.
Sunrise on June 10 will take place between 5:15 and 5:30 across our area, so don't forget to set your alarms!


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