New Jersey is about to experience an unforgettable sunrise this Thursday, June 10th, as a partial solar eclipse arrives across the country. The Jersey Shore is especially lucky as they get to experience the peak of the eclipse just after sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

Masashi Hara/David McNew, Getty Images

This particular eclipse, known as an annular solar eclipse, is when the Moon crosses between the Earth and Sun at a point when the Moon is furthest away from Earth, thus giving the appearance of a burning "ring of fire" in the sky for those in it's direct path.

Here's where to get Solar Eclipse viewing glasses in NJ (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Although New Jersey won't be able to see the total eclipse, we're still in for a pretty spectacular sunrise with what can be described as a burning crescent rising over the horizon. The only catch is, you'll have to get up very early to see it as sunrise this time of year in New Jersey occurs around 5:30am, with the eclipse peaking shortly after.

To catch the eclipsed sunrise over the Atlantic, check out these Jersey Shore locations (from north to south), along with sunrise and eclipse details curtesy of

Deer at Sandy Hook at the Gateway National Recreation Area (National Park Service)

Sandy Hook

Asbury Park (Patrick Calahan)

Asbury Park

Point Pleasant Beach

Water tower in Seaside Park (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

South Seaside Park

Beach Haven

Beach Haven


Atlantic City

Ocean City New Jersey (Bud McCormick)

Ocean City

WIldwoods sign (Dino Flammia, Townsquare Media NJ)


Eclipse glasses (Edelman Planetarium)

Of course, we'll keep you up to date with the latest weather conditions from Chief Meteorologist Dan Zarrow so you can plan your morning accordingly and make the most of this years partial solar eclipse across New Jersey.

Just remember to use eye protection when looking at the sun, and if you're unable to make it to the coast, don't sweat it, as this year's partial solar eclipse will be visible across the entire state. Stay safe, and happy viewing.

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