The first eclipsed sunrise is 63 years made for a spectacular show in the morning skies this morning.
Also called a ‘horned sunrise’, the event was caused by a partial annular solar eclipse.
A couple of Sudburians have already shared photos of the eclipse with us. If you want to share yours, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olathe MacIntyre, a staff scientist at Science North, told Sudbury.com on Wednesday that she was pretty excited about astronomical event.
She said the “path of annularity” is over the James Bay coast, which means points south of that and north of Lake Superior would get the best views of the horned sunrise. It’s clear from the photos readers have shared that the event was definitely spectacular.
In fact, the North Bay club worked with TimeandDate.com to broadcast the horned sunrise from three telescopes in the Gateway City to TimeandDate’s server in Norway, the club said on its website. As well, the feed from one of those telescopes was sent to NASA to be broadcast on the NASA TV channel.
If you’re looking for more eclipse fun, wait three years. Northerners will get to see a total eclipse of the sun on April 8, 2024.