If the sky is clear the morning of June 10th, 2021, we will be able to see a partial annular eclipse at sunrise. An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is further from the Sun and instead of covering the Sun, it leaves a visible annular ring. In North America, we’d have to go to Canada to see the totality. Here in CNY, we can see a partial annular eclipse. Sunrise is 5:30 am and you will need a clear view of the horizon, which complicates matters. DHO is out because we don’t have a clear line of sight.
- Oneida Shores County Park in Brewerton. At the north end of the beach and picnic area or at the boat launch area. This is the best spot I’ve found so far. It’s only 15 minutes north on I-81, there are restrooms, it’s open early, close parking is available and there’s a 5-35 mile horizon view across the lake of the sunrise that day. All that’s missing are concrete pads, electricity, and palm trees blowing in the wind.
- Another spot is next door to Nine-Mile Point at Sunset Bay Park in Scriba, NY an hour’s drive from Syracuse. There are restrooms and close parking to the beach. No electric or pads (or palm trees).
- And the other at 4 Mile Creek Park Pavilion on Lake Ontario, near Niagara Falls, NY, over 2 hours away. Here there is camping available next door with restrooms and close parking to the beach. No electric or pads.
Since June 10 is near the solstice our sun rises nearly directly in the northeast, so there may be members whose houses are on a hill or a lake with a clear view to the NE horizon, dunno. This website helps predict if the sunrise and eclipse is visible from any spot in the world.
We will add to this list as we identify spots. If you have any spots you can think of, please let us know and we will add them to the list.