Solar Eclipse: Exactly When You Can See This Week’s ‘Sunrise Eclipse’ From Every U.S. State In The Path
Will you see 2021’s annular or partial solar eclipse? That depends on where you are on the planet—and even within North America.
That’s because as the New Moon eclipses the Sun is while be rising, leaving only those to the east of the diagonal sunrise line through North America able to see a dramatic “sunrise eclipse.”
For the west coast and the midwest of the U.S. and Canada that’s a huge shame; they will see nothing of this solar eclipse, the first since 2017. However, those on the east coast from South Carolina heading north, and heading northwest to North Dakota will all see something spectacular—though it means a very early start.
Here’s precisely what you’ll see from where you are—and exactly when to look at the “sunrise solar eclipse” from everywhere in the U.S. along the path:
Where and when to see the ‘sunrise solar eclipse’ on June 10, 2021 from every U.S. state in the path
The eclipse begins before sunrise for every location in the U.S. The further northeast you go in the U.S. the more of a partially eclipsed sunrise you’ll see, and only when you cross a line between Atlantic City-Toronto line does the maximum eclipse occur at or after sunrise.
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Click here to get detailed information for cities in any country, state or province in the path of Thursday’s solar eclipse, along with a simulation of exactly what you’ll see. Or here to enter a location into an interactive map.
Here are some examples for the largest cities in each U.S. state in the path from TimeAndDate.com:
Connecticut – Bridgeport: a 73% eclipse, sunrise at 5:19 a.m. EDT
Illinois – Chicago: a 23% eclipse, sunrise at 5:15 a.m. CDT
Indiana – Indianapolis: a 15% eclipse, sunrise at 6:16 a.m. EDT
Kentucky – Louisville: a 8% eclipse, sunrise at 6:19 a.m. EDT
Maine – Portland: a 74% eclipse, sunrise at 4:59 a.m. EDT
Maryland – Baltimore: a 56% eclipse, sunrise at 5:39 a.m. EDT
Massachusetts – Boston: a 73% eclipse, sunrise at 5:07 a.m. EDT
Michigan – Detroit: a 54% eclipse, sunrise at 5:55 a.m. EDT
Minnesota – Minneapolis: a 16% eclipse, sunrise at 05:26 a.m CDT
New Hampshire – Manchester: a 73% eclipse, sunrise at 5:15 EDT
New Jersey – Newark: a 72% eclipse, sunrise at 5:25 a.m. EDT
New York – New York City: a 72% eclipse, sunrise at 5:32 a.m. EDT
North Carolina – Charlotte: a 13% eclipse, sunrise at 6:08 a.m. EDT
North Dakota – Fargo: 15% eclipse, sunrise at 5:32 a.m. CDT
Ohio – Columbus: a 34% eclipse, sunrise at 6:02 a.m. EDT
Pennsylvania – Philadelphia: a 71% eclipse, sunrise at 5:31 a.m. EDT
Rhode Island – Providence: a 72% eclipse, sunrise at 5:10 a.m. EDT
South Carolina – Charleston: a 5% eclipse, sunrise at 6:11 a.m. EDT
Vermont – Burlington: a 72% eclipse, sunrise at 5:38 a.m. EDT
Virginia – Virginia Beach: a 47% eclipse, sunrise at 5:44 a.m. EDT
Washington D.C. – a 55% eclipse, sunrise at 5:42 a.m. EDT
West Virginia – Charleston: a 29% eclipse, sunrise at 6:02 EDT
Wisconsin – Milwaukee: a 31% eclipse, sunrise at 5:12 a.m. CDT
Where is the ‘ring’ eclipse visible?
An annular (ring-shaped) solar eclipse is visible only within a 425 miles+ wide “path of annularity” stretching from Canada over the North Pole to Siberia.
It will be visible at sunrise in Canada and at sunset in Siberia.
Everyone else in central and eastern Canada, northeastern North America, Europe and eastern Russia will see a partial solar eclipse of some kind.
Where are the ‘sunrise eclipse’ lines through the U.S.?
Below are two excellent maps that show you exactly who’s in, and who’s out in the U.S.
Basically, there’s a sunrise line that stretches diagonally between North Dakota and the South Carolina-Georgia border. For those in Charleston, S.C. the eclipse will have long gotten underway when the sun rises just 4% eclipsed, but locations further north will see an ever-bigger chunk taken from the Sun because they will see it slightly earlier, and closer to sunrise. So those in Boston, for example, will see a 72% eclipse Sun at sunrise (which will look like a weird “shark’s fin” as one limb pokes up above the horizon).
A second parallel line—from Atlantic City, New Jersey through Toronto to the edge of the “ring of fire” path in Ontario, Canada—denotes exactly where the Sun will rise at maximum eclipse. That’s an extremely lucky place to be because you’re essentially getting the most impactful kind of partial eclipse possible … save for a “ring fire.”
Here’s the close-up map of that area:
From this zone it will be possible to see the biggest possible eclipse at sunrise—and perhaps even some “red devil’s horns” as a horeshoe-shaped eclipsed Sun appears on the horizon in pieces.