On August 21st North America will see it’s first total solar eclipse in almost 100 years, lucky them, we won’t be so fortunate (I’m not bitter), but we will see a partial eclipse so not all is lost.
The partial eclipse will be visible throughout the UK (weather permitting) in the early evening, for Londoners it will start from around 7.40pm, will reach maximum eclipsieness at just after 8pm and will end at roughly 8.25pm.
Viewing an eclipse with the naked eye can be dangerous, watch the vid below for handy hints and tips on how best to view the event:
The next total solar eclipse won’t be visible in the UK until 23rd September 2090, so enjoy this while you can!
- Info used from telegraph.co.uk & en.wikipedia.org
- Images and media used from telegraph.co.uk, cdn.natgeotv.com.au & youtube.com