Will You Be Able To See The Solar Eclipse?

Thursday, June 10th, 2021 you will be able to see an Annular (ring-shaped) Partial Solar Eclipse. The Doppler 9&10 Weather Team is forecasting clear skies and good to great viewing conditions. There may be some fog lingering in the morning hours, that will be the only concern.


The Weather Team will have our Doppler 9&10 Skycam over Mackinaw City and the Soo Locks to try and catch the eclipse if you can’t see it in person. The solar eclipse begins at around 4:51 AM but will not be visible until sunrise.


5:45 AM in Sault Ste Marie

5:54 AM in Houghton Lake

5:56 AM in Traverse City

5:57 AM in Cadillac

The maximum partial eclipse will occur between 5:45 AM and 6:00 AM. This is when the sun will be 70 – 90% covered by the moon. The annular solar eclipse ends at roughly 6:40 AM depending on your location.

Everyone will be able to see the eclipse, but the Eastern U.P. will have the best shot at seeing the sun 90% covered by the moon. If you are in the N.L.P. or C.L.P. 70 – 80% of the sun will be covered by the moon.


Viewing the Eclipse

Remember it is NEVER safe to look directly at the sun, even if it is covered by the moon.

The best way to view the annular solar eclipse is with solar eclipse glasses. Not everyone has solar glasses, so there are a few alternatives.

-Dopper 9&10 Skycams

-Welders Glass/helmet,  #14 or darker

Earthsky recommends that you do not use  “sunglasses, polaroid filters, smoked glass, exposed color film, X-ray film, or photographic neutral density filters”.

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