April 11 2442

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English: Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. *...

: Total Solar eclipse 1999 in France. * Additional noise reduction performed by Diliff. Original image by Luc Viatour. Français : L’éclipse totale de soleil en 1999 faite en France. * Réduction du bruit réalisée par Diliff. Image d’origine Luc Viatour. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Friday there will be a total eclipse of the Sun. Unfortunately from anywhere in the UK it will only be a partial eclipse though the further north you are more of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. The best place to see a total eclipsed Sun will be in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. The next time to see a total eclipse in the UK will be on September 23 2090 and it will happen in Cornwall. The next after then will be April 11 2442 over North Wales, Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire. There are anything up to five total solar eclipses each year and can be almost anywhere in the world. The opportunities to see it in the UK are very rare as you can see. Even if it is cloudy on Friday the effect should be very noticeable.

Shirley Anne

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2 responses

  1. How I remember the last Total Eclipse in 1999! It was in Cornwall, and would be visible from my own garden… except that clouds conspired to obscure the sun for all but a lucky few. The forecast isn’t too great for Friday, either. Oh well, I suppose I can always watch it on the tele.

    xx

  2. That would be August 11th, my mom’s birthday. I remember it too. Pity you’ll miss the one in 2090 eh? Actually the one in 2442 looks even better and covering a much wider and longer part of the country.

    Shirley Anne x