On Friday 20th March, there will be a total solar eclipse across the Arctic and far Northern regions of Europe.

Across the UK there will be a ‘deep’ partial eclipse varying from about 85% in the South to 98% in the North, starting around 9.30am (see the chart below).

Lunar Eclipse, 3 March 2007 (c) Gary Turner

Lunar Eclipse, 3 March 2007 (c) Gary Turner

It’s probably be best to get outside any time after 9.15am, and depending on the weather you will have a good clear view or knowing how reliable the UK weather is, it will go all spooky dark for about 10 mins. The interesting thing will be what happens to the animals, in previous eclipses it’s amazing how all the birds go quiet.

Where to see the Eclipse

Where to see the Eclipse (c) Met Office

On Friday 20 March a total solar eclipse will occur across the Arctic and in the far Northern regions of Europe. This is the last total solar eclipse in Europe for over a decade, with the next one not visible in Europe until 2026.

The UK will experience this as a deep partial eclipse, while the total eclipse will be seen on two remote groups of islands: the Faroe Islands and Svalbard.

The infographic (above) will you show you when and how much of the partial solar eclipse you can expect to see based on your location in the UK.

Source: Met Office

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.