Solar eclipse over Northants in March

A solar eclipse will be visible from Northamptonshire next month ' and there won't be another one for 11 years
A solar eclipse will be visible from Northamptonshire next month ' and there won't be another one for 11 years
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A solar eclipse will be visible from Northamptonshire next month – and there won’t be another one for 11 years.

The phenomena is set to darken the skies on Friday, March 20, starting at 8.26am, reaching its ‘maximum’ by 9.32am.

The last total eclipse visible from the UK was on August 11, 1999, when the moon totally covered the sun as it crossed over Cornwall.

March’s eclipse will see about four fifths of the sun obscured by the moon, when viewing it from Corby, Kettering, Rushden, Wellingborough and the surrounding areas.

Watch an animation of what the eclipse will look like

A partial eclipse of the sun will not be visible in this part of the country again until August 2026 - so don’t miss it!

Send in your eclipse photos and videos to nt.newsdesk@northantsnews.co.uk.

Anyone viewing the partial eclipse should note – never look directly at the sun, especially through a telescope or binoculars unless they have been specially set up for solar viewing.

Even a short glimpse can seriously damage your eyesight permanently.