Solar eclipse

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Residents in East Dunbartonshire, North Lanrkshire and Glasgow are gearing up for a special event tomorrow Friday, March 20, when a partial solar eclipse takes place across the UK.,

Be careful if viewing the eclipse

Be careful if viewing the eclipse

The partial solar eclipse will start in the Glasgow area around 8.30am and reach its maximum at about 9.34am.

Parts of Europe and other couontries around the world will experience a totall eclipse.

According to a statement on the Met Office website, this will be the last total solar eclipse in Europe for over a decade, with the next one not visible until 2026.

The UK will experience the natural phenomenon as a deep, partial eclipse as the moon’s orbit travels in front of the sun, casting a shadow over the Earth.

Accoriding to the Met Office Europe will see between 30-98% coverage depending on location, with a higher percentage of the sun obscured as you move further north.

“All of England will witness a partial eclipse of over 80% with over 90% of the sun obscured when viewing the partial eclipse in Scotland.

For more info and details including cloud forecast on the day, log on at www.metoffice.gov.uk/events/partial-solar-eclipse

You should NEVER look directly at the sun.