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Partial solar eclipse briefly visible in Tri-State

Partial eclipse image is what the Sun will look like at sunrise from Cincinnati on Thursday.
Partial eclipse image is what the Sun will look like at sunrise from Cincinnati on Thursday.(Dean Regas/Provided)
Published: Jun. 9, 2021 at 9:17 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 7:26 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A portion of the “ring of fire” solar eclipse was briefly visible in Cincinnati earlier Thursday morning.

The best place to see when the moon passed between the sun and the earth was northern Canada, Greenland and Russia, according to Dean Regas, astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory.

Only a small portion of the sun was blocked by the moon in Cincinnati, from sunrise at 6:11 a.m. until 6:33 a.m.

Regas said in a Facebook post he left “cloudy” Cincinnati and traveled to Michigan to see the eclipse in a clearer sky.

Success!!!

Posted by Gary Weiler on Thursday, June 10, 2021

According to Regas, the bottom quarter of the sun would initially appear blocked by the curve of the moon. As the sun rises, the moon moves off the sun until it no longer occludes it.

The next solar eclipse visible from Cincinnati is Oct. 14, 2023.

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