Get ready for a partial eclipse of the sun

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Photo: Map courtesy of the Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan

This map shows where the partial eclipse of the sun will be seen in many Quebec communities, weather permitting. The sun will be 88.6 per cent obscured by the moon over the village of Salluit, near James Bay in the far north of the province, at 6:07 a.m. on June 10.

Local astronomer and photographer Philippe Moussette, president of the Club d’astronomie VÉGA de Cap-Rouge, advises sky watchers to get ready for an upcoming annular eclipse of the sun that will take place shortly after sunrise on June 10. It will be at its maximum at 5:40 a.m.