A partial solar eclipse is scheduled to bring a crescent Sunrise to more than 75 million Americans. In Canada and other northern latitudes, a rare ring of fire solar eclipse will darken skies.Solar eclipses occur when the moon partially or fully blocks the sun.
Thursday morning’s eclipse special is that it’s a Sunrise eclipse, making for dramatic photo opportunities as the eclipsed sun poses over the ocean or as a backdrop for city skylines. As one goes farther north, there will be a deeper eclipse, with more of the sun obscured by the moon.
Washington could be fringed by a few breaks of clearing skies to the north, but the forecast doesn’t now offer much reason for optimism.Closer to New York City, a push of dry air from the north should scour out any clouds that may get in the way, allowing for prime viewing.New England has a good shot of mostly clear skies, too. Skywatchers in much of Canada and parts of the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and northern Africa will also have visibility of a partial solar eclipse. skywatchers had fun viewing the Super Flower Blood Moon of May, the only total lunar eclipse of the year. Faherty explained that it’s no coincidence that the two eclipses are happening so close to one another.