People in the northeast of the US and eastern Canada will see a partial solar eclipse on the morning of Thursday, June 10 – weather permitting, of course. Nerdshala has a full description of how you can watch this event, if you’re lucky enough to be located on its way.
So what if you are outside the area where the eclipse can be seen? Well, you can still watch it happen in real time by activating the livestream at the top of this page.
If skies are clear, NASA will take Thursday morning’s feed of the eclipse as it occurs in parts of Canada and the Arctic. It’s not like seeing the event in person, but it’s definitely the next best thing.
The livestream, which arrives courtesy of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Sudbury Center in Ontario, will begin at 5 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT), but it will remain dark until local sunrise at approximately 5:25 a.m. ET (8:25 p.m. ET). Will stay PT). After some time there will be an eclipse.
A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun, momentarily obscuring our view of the nearest star. NASA says the telescope streaming to view Thursday’s event is located too far south to see the full effect of the eclipse, which will result in a so-called “Ring of Fire,” but says that with clear skies, viewers can see a partial Enjoy an eclipse where the Moon appears to cut off from the Sun.
According to NASA, solar eclipses can happen up to four times a year, although the area on the ground from where you can see the total eclipse may be only 50 miles wide. “At any given location on Earth, total eclipses occur only once every hundred years, although for selected locations they can be as little as a few years apart,” the space agency says.
If you plan to watch the eclipse in person, be sure to use proper protection for your eyes. NASA has a Eclipse Safety Guide It explains how to enjoy a solar eclipse without the risk of injury.