How to see the Solar Eclipse in Montréal on June 10

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 11:31 AM

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Find where to see it in your neighbourhood

At sunrise on the morning of Thursday, June 10, the Moon will partially block out the Sun – a partial solar eclipse.

I use this phrase carefully: this is a rare event.

The last time a solar eclipse happened over Montréal was in August 2017, and the next time it will happen is April 2024. With that in mind, even though it'll happen at an agonizingly early hour, I highly recommend you get up early and go outside to take a look.

I made a short video with details, but read on to find how to see it and a location near your neighbourhood for ideal viewing.

What We'll See

As the Sun first rises in the East, it will be partially blocked by the Moon. 

What Time

  • 5:05 AM: Sun rises in the East, eclipse becomes visible in Montréal
  • 5:39 AM: Maximum eclipse
  • 6:39 AM: Eclipse ends

How to See It

Do not look directly at the Sun without eclipse glasses.

You'll need a pair of protective eye glasses to view this. And boy, are you in luck! Because I sell pairs for $5.

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Where in Montréal to See It

I've scouted out a few neighborhoods in Montréal to see the solar eclipse. For most of these locations, you'll have a clear view of the horizon as the Sun is rising, though some may have trees blocking it when it first appears.

Each location, I've provided an estimated view of what you'll see on June 10th, as well as a map of the location I took the photo. Below are some links to jump to a specific neighbourhood:

Or, you can view all of these locations on a map on the Sightings page. Hope you find this useful!

Plateau–Mont-Royal

Solar eclipse in the Plateau, Jeanne Mance Park

Starting as the Sun is rising in the East, the Sun will be partially eclipsed by the Moon. A clear, unobstructed view should be visible from Jeanne-Mance Park, next to the Mordecai-Richler Gazebo.

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Belvédère Kondiaronk / Mount Royal

Partial solar eclipse, Mount Royal

Starting as the Sun is rising in the East, the Sun will be partially eclipsed by the Moon. From the Mount Royal Lookout, the Sun may be partially obstructed by trees. As the Sun rises, it should be high enough around maximum eclipse at 5:39 AM.

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Park-Ex / Little Italy

Partial solar eclipse, Parc Jarry

Starting as the Sun is rising in the East at 5:05 AM, the Sun will be partially eclipsed by the Moon. From the elevated hill at Parc Jarry, trees will likely block your view as the Sun is first rising over the horizon. Perhaps another part of the park will provide an unobstructed view.

But! From that little hill, at the eclipse maximum at 5:39 AM, the Sun will be above the Saint-Cecile Church towers.

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La Petite-Patrie / Rosemont

Partial solar eclipse, Pare Pere Marquette

Starting as the Sun is rising in the East at 5:05 AM, the Sun will be partially eclipsed by the Moon. From the elevated hill in Parc Père Marquette, the trees will likely block your view when it first rises, but as the Sun gets higher, it should be clear enough to view the maximum eclipse at 5:39 AM.

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East Rosemont / Olympic Stadium

Partial solar eclipse, Parc Lafond

Starting as the Sun is rising in the East at 5:05 AM, the Sun will be partially eclipsed by the Moon. From the elevated hill at Parc Lafond, the Sun should rise in the direction of the Olympic Stadium. Several minutes after rising, it should appear between the inclined tower and The Big O.

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Villeray / Parc Frèdèric-Back

Partial solar eclipse, Parc Frederic-Back

Starting as the Sun is rising in the East at 5:05 AM, the Sun will be partially eclipsed by the Moon. From the elevated hill in Parc Frèdèric-Back, some trees may block your view for the first few minutes. But by about 5:15 AM, the partially-eclipsed Sun should be clear of the trees.

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Sault-Au-Récollet / Parc des Hirondelles

Partial solar eclipse, parc hirondelles

Starting as the Sun is rising in the East at 5:05 AM, the Sun will be partially eclipsed by the Moon. From the  hill in Parc des Hirondelles, it should be a completely unobstructed view.

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