Missed Thursday’s partial solar eclipse? See Detroit sunrise video here

Detroit wakes up to partial solar eclipse on June 10

A partial eclipse was visible on the low northeastern horizon on June 10, 2021.
A partial eclipse was visible on the low northeastern horizon on June 10, 2021.

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!


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About the Author:

Local 4 meteorologist Paul Gross was born in Detroit and has spent his entire life and career right here in southeast Michigan. Paul has researched, written and produced eight half-hour documentaries for WDIV, as well as many science, historical and environmental stories.