On Thursday morning (June 10) much of North America will visit the moon block some section of the sunlight throughout the first solar eclipse of this year — weather permitting, of course.
While parts of northern Canada, Greenland and Russia will see a”ring of fire” as the moon passes directly facing the sun, observers in parts of the U.S. will see just a partial eclipse, with the moon appearing to take a”bite” out of sunlight.
Here is Space.com’s assessment of their chances of getting a view of Thursday morning’s sunrise solar eclipse based on the weather prediction.
‘Ring of Fire’ Eclipse 2021
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For individuals who reside at the zone of where the eclipse will be visible, much will depend on the position of a cold front that will be dropping south during the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, upstate New York and New England, finally by eclipse time extending west to east from northern Ohio to central New Jersey.
To the south of the frontal line, odds of seeing the eclipse regrettably are likely to be poor. Unfortunately, a warm and humid air mass will cover much of the Ohio Valley, the Middle Atlantic and Southeast U.S., accompanied by large cloud cover and areas of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Just to the north of this frontal line, in a stripe which contains southern Michigan, northern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey and the New York City area (including Long Island), dryer and less humid atmosphere will be filtering in from the north west, possibly causing a clearing tendency to develop on the clouds which may float behind the front.
Farther to the north, across central and northern Michigan, most of upstate New York, in addition to much of New England, normally good conditions with partly cloudy to clear skies are expected at sunrise on Thursday morning. There could be a swath of mid-to-high level cloudiness throughout the Adirondacks of northern New York, northern Vermont and New Hampshire and western Maine, reducing the screening chance to fair.
Generally speaking, anywhere near or along a line running approximately in Traverse City, Michigan to Toronto, Ontario east-southeast into Albany, New York and Boston, Massachusetts will have the best chances of catching a peek at Thursday morning’s”sunrise special.”
Consult our probability map that ranks viewing probabilities as”good,””fair” or”poor.”
For the latest forecast for your specific area, you can proceed to this webpage, which will link you to about 150 National Weather Service Forecast Offices by area.
If you are mobile and want to produce last-minute adjustments to a different viewing location, you can consult the very latest satellite pictures and picture loops out of the GOES Image Viewer.
Good luck and clear skies!
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Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmers’ Almanac and other books. Inform us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook.