Baltimoreans were treated to a spectacular sunrise Thursday morning, as the sun ascended alongside the moon in a partial solar eclipse.
The event was visible from shortly after 5:30 a.m. to about 6:30 a.m., when the moon covered part of the sun’s face.
Farther north, including in the northeast United States and Canada, the eclipse was visible as a “ring of fire,” when the moon appears backlit by a circle of sunshine. This event, also called an annular eclipse, occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, but is far from Earth, so it’s too small to cover it. That’d be a total solar eclipse.
Look out for the next eclipse visible from Baltimore — a partial lunar eclipse Nov. 19, when the Earth’s shadow will darken part of the moon. Astronomers say the best viewing time is around 4 a.m. The next solar eclipse, also a partial one, won’t be visible in the Baltimore area until midday on Oct. 14, 2023.