Will the Miami Valley see a partial solar eclipse Thursday?

A partial solar eclipse will be happening in the Miami Valley Thursday morning.

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This is actually part of an annular solar eclipse. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the moon covers the sun’s center leaving the outer edge of the sun visible.

The moon will be sliding past the sun here in the Miami Valley in our morning sky making it look like a bite is being taken out of the sun.

It will be a struggle to see the partial eclipse though. Not only will there be clouds, the eclipse will also be occurring as the sun rises so it will be very low to the horizon.

How to see it?

Look towards the east/northeast beginning at 6:08 a.m. The maximum eclipse is at 6:11 a.m. and will end around 6:34 a.m.

PROTECT YOUR EYES

Since this is a solar eclipse, you can’t watch it without eye protection. You need special solar eclipse glasses, like the ones we used during the 2017 Great American Eclipse, or welder’s glasses rated 14 or higher.