2021 Eclipse Information
June 10, 2021 Annular Solar Eclipse
An annular solar eclipse will occur on June 10, 2021. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun's, blocking most of the Sun's light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometers wide.
This eclipse is notable for the fact that the path of annularity will pass over the North Pole, the only such eclipse in 21st century.
While the eclipse is visible primarily in northern Canada, in Greenland and in north of Russian Far East, in the northeastern United States and Canada, the sun will be partially eclipsed at sunrise, which will be between 5 and 6 A.M (EDT).
Where to see the partial solar eclipse in North America and Europe
Since it all happens at or very soon after sunrise in northeast USA you need to be northeast of a line between New York and Rochester, or thereabouts, to see anything at all.
Manhattan will see a 72% partial solar eclipse and Rochester 78% and Boston 72%, while in Canada, Toronto will get 80%, and Montreal 79%.
In Europe, London will see a 20% partial solar eclipse, Reykjavik in Iceland 60% and Moscow 15%.
Click HERE for NASA animation of June 10th eclipse path. It also shows the broader area in which a partial eclipse will be seen. (Click on it for the full-sized version.) Also see
Safety First (Eclipse Glasses)
An annular eclipse of the Sun is not safe to look at with the naked eye at any time; use proper safe solar viewing glasses at all stages of this eclipse.
December 4, 2021 Total Solar Eclipse
An total solar eclipse of the Sun is not safe to look at with the naked eye (unless in 100% totality); use safe solar viewing glasses for viewing this eclipse.
* Below shows the total solar eclipse (December 4, 2021) that will be visible over parts of Antarctica. There will also be a partial solar eclipse in parts of Southern Africa and a partial eclipse in Southern Australia and Southern New Zealand.