DETROIT – Overnight Wednesday and through sunrise on Thursday, June 10, the moon passed between the earth and the sun, partially blocking the solar disk and creating a solar eclipse.
Solar eclipses are very uncommon: The moon only occasionally passes directly between the earth and the sun. This particular eclipse was only visible on the low northeastern horizon Thursday morning.
Here in southeast Michigan, we got a glimpse of the partial solar eclipse as the sun rose with the moon blocking about 60% of it.
See video from Thursday’s eclipse above.
The next eclipse in our region will be much easier for us to see: We will experience a total solar eclipse -- meaning the moon will entirely cover the sun -- in April of 2024! The path of totality will pass across northern Ohio.
But until then, enjoy Detroit’s unique sunrise in the video player above!