On Thursday morning (June 10), much of North America will see the moon block out part of the sun during the first solar eclipse of the year – weather permitting, of course.
While parts of northern Canada, Greenland and Russia will see a “ring of fire” when the moon passes directly in front of the sun, observers in some parts of the US will only see a partial eclipse when the moon appears to “bite” “outside the sun.”
Here is Space.com’s estimate of the chances of seeing a solar eclipse at sunrise on Thursday based on the weather forecast.
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For those living in an area where an eclipse will be visible, much will depend on the position of the cold front, which will sink south through the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, northern New York and New England, ultimately as a result of the eclipse stretching to the west. east from northern Ohio to downtown New Jersey.
South of this frontal line, the chances of seeing an eclipse are unfortunately slim. Unfortunately, warm and humid air mass will cover much of the Ohio Valley, the Mid-Atlantic and the southeastern United States, accompanied by significant cloud cover and areas of diffuse rainstorms and thunderstorms.
North of this frontal line, in a strip that includes southern Michigan, northern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, and the New York area (including Long Island), drier and less humid air will penetrate from the north, which may tend to clearing clouds that may linger behind the front.
Further north, through central and northern Michigan, much of upstate New York, and much of New England, good conditions are generally expected at sunrise Thursday morning, with partly cloudy or clear skies. The Adirondack of northern New York, northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and western Maine can have medium to high cloud cover, reducing the viewing likelihood to fair.
Generally speaking, anywhere near or along a line running roughly from Traverse City, Michigan to Toronto, east to southeast Ontario, to Albany, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts will have the best chance of seeing the sunrise ” Thursday morning.
Consult our probability map, which ranks viewing probabilities as good, fair, or bad.
To get the most up-to-date forecast for your specific region, you can go to this web page, which will connect you to approximately 150 national weather forecast offices by region.
If you are mobile and want to change your viewing location at the last minute, you can view the latest satellite images and videos in the GOES image viewer.
Good luck and clear skies!
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Joe Rao is an Instructor and Guest Lecturer at New York Hayden Planetarium… He writes about astronomy for Natural History Journalthen Farmers’ Almanac and other publications. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and further Facebook…