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You can watch a partial solar eclipse in Toronto today

Toronto will be witness to a rare celestial occurrence today in the form of a partial solar eclipse at sunset. The eclipse will get underway at around 5:40pm local time and continue until the sun dips below the horizon. During this period, viewers in Toronto will be see about a third of the sun covered by the moon. At the eclipse's peak this will grow to roughly two thirds of the surface, but unfortunately that'll be after the sun has set. If you're super keen to see more of the eclipse, you can head way north and west, where the sun's relative altitude is more optimal.

On the bright side, the weather forecast is ideal for viewing in Toronto today. With the sun low on the horizon, photographic potential of the event is excellent. Not only will the sun appear bigger in the sky, but there will be ample options to frame photos with the city in the foreground. Just remember, everyone, don't stare at the sun! Keep it short or get yourself some special glasses or a pinhole camera. Unlike auto affection, this actually will make you go blind.

Photo from NASA


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