A solar eclipse will dazzle parts of the US next week for the first time since 2017 — and here’s how to soak up the sight.
The moon will partially block the sun in the early hours of June 10, creating “a dark disk on top of a larger, bright disk,” according to NASA.
The spectacular event, known as an annular solar eclipse, will be visible in northeastern U.S between 4:12 a.m. and 9:11 a.m. — with peak visual times varying by location.
In New York City, skywatchers can catch the best views at 5:35 a.m. with 73 percent of the sun covered — giving it the look of a white-hot crescent moon, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.
In Chicago, the maximum eclipse will be visible at 5:15 a.m. when the sun is 82 percent covered.
Overall, the eclipse will be partially visible between Savannah, Georgia and Alberta, Canada while parts of Greenland and northern Russia will experience the full “ring of fire” effect.
Experts urge viewers to use eye protection such as special “eclipse glasses” or indirect homemade or other devices — such as a pinhole device — to project the sun’s image safely.