Partial Solar Eclipse Thursday Morning
Tomorrow morning if the skies are clear, you could have ring of fire on your commute into work. Between 5:30 and 6 tomorrow morning the moon will be positioning itself between the sun and the earth causing a partial solar eclipse. This eclipse will be different from the one a few years ago where the moon completely covered the sun and we saw dim light conditions in the middle of the afternoon. Since the moon will not be covering all of the sun, it will give what is known as a ring of fire effect…looking like a ring of fire around the moon. In east Tennessee we will see only 5-10% of the eclipse…the western part of the state won’t see anything. Since this will be happening as some are driving to work…experts say you should use caution as you never want to look directly at the eclipse. If you do want to look at it, you need to wear the special eclipse glasses.