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PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE VISIBLE IN NORTHEAST ON JUNE 10
June 4 EDT
One event on June 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm
IN NYC, PHENOMENON WILL MAKE THE SUN LOOK LIKE A CRESCENT AS IT RISES
Early-morning sky-watchers in the Northeast will witness something rare on June 10: the Sun rising while partially eclipsed. Although no one will experience totality – when the Moon completely blocks our view of the Sun – this so-called annular eclipse will bring a number of unusual effects with it, depending on where it’s being viewed. Observers in northern Ontario and in the high Arctic will see a “ring of fire,” in which the Moon blocks out most of the Sun, leaving only a thin ring of sunlight visible. Far more people living in a swatch stretching from roughly the shores of South Carolina to north of Toronto will see a partial eclipse, during which the Sun will look like a crescent. In New York City, the Sun will rise at 5:24 a.m., with maximum eclipse happening just eight minutes later, when the Sun will be 73% obscured by the Moon.
At 1 p.m. on Friday, June 4, Jackie Faherty, senior scientist in the Museum’s Department of Astrophysics and senior education manager in the Museum’s Department of Education, will be joined by planetary scientist Maria Gemma to lead a free livestream program about the annular eclipse on the Museum’s YouTube channel, with a virtual show of what the sunrise partial eclipse will look like in New York City. Find more details about this Astronomy Online program, which will include a special guest appearance by Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium.