WATCH: How the solar eclipse will happen

This video from the Society for Popular Astronomy reveals where and when to view this year’s solar eclipse in the UK.

The phenomenon, which occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, is expected to begin just after 8.30am, peaking at about 9.35am in Northumberland and finishing at about 10.45am.

Total eclipse.

Total eclipse.

A total solar eclipse will occur across the far northern regions of Europe and the Arctic, the last in Europe until August 12, 2026.

The UK is not under the area of totality, but Northumberland is well-placed to see approximately a 90 per cent eclipse.

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