November 3 could be the most important day of the month. It's a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio that can inspire focus and efficiency. The first step is to let go of ideas and attitudes that are stuck in the past. An eclipse in intense Scorpio suggests that it's better to risk burning a few bridges than to remain so anchored to people and projects that you cannot move.
Tomorrow's New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse, which makes its energy twice as potent! This extraordinary event is happening in the intense sign of Scorpio, giving you the emotional strength to recharge your whole mind, body and soul ...
As seen from the Earth, a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks ("occults") the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses only part of the Sun is obscured.
Since looking directly at the Sun can lead to permanent eye damage or blindness, special eye protection or indirect viewing techniques are used when viewing a solar eclipse. It is technically safe to view only the total phase of a total solar eclipse with the unaided eye and without protection, however this is a dangerous practice as most people are not trained to recognize the phases of an eclipse which can span over two hours while the total phase can only last up to 7.5 minutes for any one location.
An eclipse is a natural phenomenon. Nevertheless, in some ancient and modern cultures, solar eclipses have been attributed to supernatural causes or regarded as bad omens. A total solar eclipse can be frightening to people who are unaware of its astronomical explanation, as the Sun seems to disappear during the day and the sky darkens in a matter of minutes.
Event UTC Time Time in Detroit*
First location to see partial eclipse begin Nov 3 at 10:05 AM Nov 3 at 5:05 AM
First location to see full Eclipse begin Nov 3 at 11:06 AM Nov 3 at 6:06 AM
Maximum Eclipse Nov 3 at 12:49 PM Nov 3 at 7:49 AM
Last location to see full Eclipse end Nov 3 at 2:28 PM Nov 3 at 9:28 AM
Last location to see partial Eclipse end Nov 3 at 3:28 PM Nov 3 at 10:28 AM
* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse can be observed from Detroit. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse begins, is at its max, and ends, somewhere else on earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam.