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Partial solar eclipse visible in Virginia early Thursday morning

The eclipse will be visible at sunrise if skies stay clear
The sun will appear is if it has a bite taken out of it early Thursday morning at sunrise in...
The sun will appear is if it has a bite taken out of it early Thursday morning at sunrise in Virginia. Maximum eclipse will occur before sunrise though.(Michael Zeiler, www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 1:42 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - A partial solar eclipse may make for an especially beautiful and unique sunrise on Thursday across Virginia.

The partial solar eclipse happens as the new moon passes in front of the solar disk but does not completely cover it. The sun will appear as if it has a bite taken out of it.

The time to watch will be at sunrise on Thursday (5:48 AM).

*Important: Never look directly at the sun. If you plan to watch the partial solar eclipse, you must wear safe solar eclipse viewing glasses (sunglasses will NOT work) to protect your eyes!*

You can find a list of reputable eclipse glasses at this link.

The best place to view the eclipse will be where there is a clear view of the eastern horizon. From a tall building or looking east over a body of water are good options.

Unfortunately, clouds threaten to spoil the show. There may be mostly cloudy skies preventing a view of the eclipse across Central Virginia Thursday morning. That’s what the NAM3K model shows.

A mostly cloudy sky early Thursday morning threatens to block the view of a partial solar...
A mostly cloudy sky early Thursday morning threatens to block the view of a partial solar eclipse across Virginia.(WWBT)

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