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Stunning images of the 2021 Solar Eclipse

A recap of the June 10, 2021 partial solar eclipse.
Credit: Jack B. Johnson

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One of Earth's greatest phenomena occurred early Thursday morning. A partial solar eclipse illuminated the skies across Michigan, occurring as the moon passed directly between the earth and the sun, blocking the sun's rays.

Credit: Jack B. Johnson - @jbj220

Avid photographer Bill Beatty out of Muskegon was one of the first to capture a photo of the event along the Lake Michigan shore.

Credit: Bill Beatty

A similar photo was captured by photographer Ron Topping.  

Credit: Ron Topping


Muskegon wasn't the only spot with great viewing conditions. WXZY photojournalist Mike Krotche waited all morning long for the perfect shot. 

The Mighty Mackinac Bridge stole the show. An incredible photographer tweeted a jaw-dropping photo that is now available for purchase on his website. From the looks of the photo, it would be worth every penny. 

Even Chief Meteorologist George Lessons couldn't miss out on this rare event. He and his wife got an early start to their morning to check out the partial solar eclipse near Reeds Lake. 

Credit: George Lessons

This photo was sent in from Derek Drudy out of Grant, Michigan.  

Credit: Derek Drudy

Another beautiful photo sent from Muskegon. Taken by Keven Rangel. 

Credit: Keven Rangel

Further inland, Marc Daneman snapped this photo of the partial eclipse in Forest Hills, MI. 

Credit: Marc Daneman

Were you able to capture of picture of this astronomical event? 

Share your photos or videos with me via the following: Twitter - @WXSamantha, Facebook - @WXSamanthaJacques, Instagram: @samantha_jacqueswx, Email - SamanthaJacques@13onyourside.com. 

You can also text 13 On Your Side your photos at 616.559.1310. 

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