With only 1 week to go until the biggest solar eclipse in 16 years, heres 10 things you need to know:
- The partial solar eclipse will take place tomorrow morning.
- It will be the biggest solar eclipse the UK has seen since the total eclipse in 1999.
- The eclipse will start around 8:26am.
- The maximum eclipse, when the moon is nearest the middle of the sun, will be at 9.32am.
- 90% of sunlight will be blocked out by the moon on Merseyside.
- The further north you are, the greater the percentage of light that will be blocked.
- There won’t be total darkness, most of the UK will experience the same light conditions similar to sunset or dusk.
- The partial eclipse will been seen across Northern Africa, Europe and Northern Asia.
- The UK is not due another solar eclipse until 2026.
- You can watch the solar eclipse through special designed glasses or by projection techniques. Learn how to do this here.
REMEMBER: Never look directly at the sun!