Early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the eclipse.
Let's start with the facts, what is an eclipse? Well, there's different kinds of eclipses. The one we experienced this morning (June 10) was a solar eclipse. It was a partial solar eclipse, and according to Nasa that basically means -
Partial solar eclipse: This happens when the Sun, Moon and Earth are not exactly aligned...
I've shared quite a bit of information about what's happening in Rockford's skies over the last month, and we're not done yet. If you feel like getting up a bit early tomorrow morning, you'll get a look at a solar eclipse.
As I told you yesterday on this website, it's a pretty great week for sky-watching here in the Rockford area. You've got the International Space Station flying over multiple times, and tomorrow morning you've the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse.
The International Space Station, or ISS, has been floating around above the Earth since 1998, and this week is a particularly good time to look up and catch it as it flies over the Rockford area multiple times.