Montreal residents will witness an annular solar eclipse on Thursday, June 10. Partly in the metropolitan area, this eclipse will be visible, if the sky is clear, between 5:07 a.m. (sunrise) and 6:39 a.m., and will reach maximum coverage at 5:39 a.m. (78.9%).
From any garden or balcony with a clear view from east to northeast, people will be able to notice this phenomenon but always with a special filter so as not to cause serious damage to their retina!
The duration and percentage of the sun’s surface that the moon is obscured depends on the geographic coordinates of the place of observation, according to the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium Museum.
“In areas along the Saint Lawrence Valley, approximately 79% of the sun’s surface will be obscured at the peak of the eclipse, while this percentage rises to 89% in the annular band in northern Quebec,” the same source identifies in the printing press release announced on 2 June.
The Planetarium team will welcome the curious between 5 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. on the Olympic pedestrian bridge over the intersection of Aire and Pierre de Coubertin avenues.
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The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium also reminds you not to observe the sun directly without using a specially designed filter.
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