While June 10, 2021 brought an annular solar eclipse for a few lucky people living pretty much in the middle of nowhere, such was not the case for the Great Lakes region of the United States. Still, though, we got treated to at least a partial eclipse, which was better than could be said for the majority of people living in the United States, who got no eclipse at all thanks to timing that would have the eclipse ending before sunrise for most of the country.
Still, while not nearly as exciting as the Great American Eclipse of 4 years ago, getting to see part of the Sun blocked by the Moon was a sight worth taking a look.
Unfortunately, dawn broke foggy and partly cloudy. The good news was that the majority of the clouds were to the East, which offered hope, provided that they got out of the way in the 40 minute the partially eclipsed Sun would be visible. About 15 minutes after sunrise, the clouds finally cooperated for about 15 minutes, revealing a partially eclipsed Sun. Below are my best pictures, taken before the clouds moved back in again and made capturing the end of the eclipse a battle once again.
For the record, the next solar eclipse visible in the United States will take place on October 14, 2023, which will be annular for the Western U.S. and partial for the rest of the country.