10 things you need to know about tomorrow’s solar eclipse

Lets hope the cloud stays away next Friday! – ©bigstockphoto.com/underworld1

With only 1 week to go until the biggest solar eclipse in 16 years, heres 10 things you need to know:

  1. The partial solar eclipse will take place tomorrow morning.
  2. It will be the biggest solar eclipse the UK has seen since the total eclipse in 1999.
  3. The eclipse will start around 8:26am.
  4. The maximum eclipse, when the moon is nearest the middle of the sun, will be at 9.32am.
  5. 90% of sunlight will be blocked out by the moon on Merseyside.
  6. The further north you are, the greater the percentage of light that will be blocked.
  7. There won’t be total darkness, most of the UK will experience the same light conditions similar to sunset or dusk.
  8. The partial eclipse will been seen across Northern Africa, Europe and Northern Asia.
  9. The UK is not due another solar eclipse until 2026.
  10. 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!

MORE: Solar Eclipse Weather – Will we be able to watch the solar eclipse on Wirral ?

Eclipse Path: Black dot – Total Eclipse. Moons shadow – Partial Eclipse

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