10/24/2014 11:15 EDT | Updated 12/24/2014 05:59 EST

Watch the partial solar eclipse

The moon passed in front of sun in a partial solar eclipse Thursday evening that was visible across much of Canada, and particularly in the western edges of Toronto and Mississauga.

The moon covered about one-third of the sun as it was setting at about 5:40 p.m. ET.

Generally, the eclipse will be greater (cover more of the sun) the further west and further north a viewer is.

While this was only a partial eclipse, it was just as dangerous to look at as a total eclipse — the brightness of the sun can cause severe damage to the retina of your eye. Using binoculars or a telescope is even more hazardous, unless they are equipped with special eclipse filters.