Monday morning: It was cloudy around the Cape Sunday at dawn when the hybrid solar eclipse came through. We'd love to hear from anyone who witnessed the event: Tell us in the comments!
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013: Written by Todd Richissin
If you're wondering what to do with that "extra" hour you'll have when the clocks fall back to end Daylight Saving Time, there's this: a partial solar eclipse as the sun rises on Sunday.
- If you can't see it, here's the solar eclipse in video.
In the Northeast, the "hybrid eclipse" is set to begin at 6:29 a.m. as the sun is rising, according to Earth Sky. The partial eclipse will end by 7:11 a.m.
Earthsky.org describes the eclipse this way: There will be a hybrid solar eclipse – part annular, part total, part partial – on Sunday November 3, 2013...To see the annular or total eclipse, you’ll need to be standing within a narrow pathway on Earth’s surface, and, in fact, for this eclipse, the best place to be is Africa.
But you can still see the partial version from Fredericksburg. Just get the coffee going early because you'll need to be outside at about 4:45 a.m. And that's after the clocks fall back.
Just be careful how you view it: Don't look directly at the sun with your naked eye or poorly filtered telescope, or you can be permanently blind.
The Washington Post suggests the old pin-hole method, in which a pinhole a few millimeters in diameter punched in paper or cardboard, held up so the sun’s image gets projected onto another piece of paper.