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When you can see eclipse in Yorkshire and how to watch safely

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A partial solar eclipse will be visible across the UK this morning with nearly a third of the sun blocked out by the moon.

During the annular eclipse, the sun and moon are exactly in line with the Earth and the moon covers the sun’s centre.

This leaves the outer ring of the sun still visible which is sometimes referred to as a “ring of fire”.

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According to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, parts of Russia, Greenland, and northern Canada will be able to see the full annular solar eclipse.

A partial eclipse will be visible in the UK, Northern Asia, Europe, and the United States which means the sun’s light will not be completely blocked.

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If you want to see a total solar eclipse in the UK, you will have to wait until the year 2090.

Around 25 per cent of the sun will be covered by the moon today, making this year’s solar eclipse the biggest since 2015.

When you can see it in Yorkshire

Across Yorkshire, event times slightly differ. In North Yorkshire, the eclipse will start at 10.09am, reach its maximum at 11.17am and end at 12.29pm.

In West and South Yorkshire, it will start at 10.08 am, reach its maximum at 11.15am and end at 12.27pm.

How to watch the eclipse safely

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has warned stargazers watching the eclipse today to never look directly at the sun as it can cause serious eye damage or even blindness.

The safest and cheapest way to view it is by pinhole projection where you make a hole in a piece of card and hold a piece of paper behind it.

You can also buy solar viewing goggles or glasses, which look a bit like the 3D glasses you wear in a cinema (but DON’T use 3D cinema glasses instead of proper solar glasses, they won’t protect your eyes!).

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is also live-streaming the eclipse on its website and YouTube channel.

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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