Spectacular, stellar sunrise on Thursday in the midst of a partial solar eclipse

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)--You might want to set your alarms for Thursday morning around sunrise, say 5 am. We're expecting a partial solar eclipse as the moon comes in between the earth and sun.  The sun will be a crescent shape. But even though there's "less" sun to look at, viewing it without any eye protection can be dangerous.  If you still have your special glasses from the solar eclipse of 2017, you can use those.  By after 6:00 am, the overall event should be pretty much done.  

The sun will be a little more than 30% eclipsed.  But to the north across Canada, Greenland, and Russia, there will be an annular eclipse.  Basically, the entire moon will cover the sun's center, leaving a "ring of fire to look at." 

I'll be live during the morning show on CBS58, broadcasting from Atwater Beach in Shorewood.  The good folks from the U-W Milwaukee planetarium will be on hand to help guide me through this phenomenon.  NASA will have a live feed of what's happening as well, so this might be the way to go if you don't have the right eyewear.  

The next total eclipse for us, in case you're wondering, will be April 8th, 2024.


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