A partial solar eclipse will take place in the UK this week as the moon passes between the earth and the sun.
It takes place on Thursday morning when it will be possible to see nearly a third of the sun masked by the moon in what is called a ring.
EThese only occur every one or two years, when the sun and moon are exactly aligned with the earth but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun.
This causes the sun to appear as a very bright ring, or ring, in a phenomenon called a “ring of fire” which will be visible from Russia, Greenland and northern Canada.
HoHowever, UK observers will see a crescent sun instead of a ring, as it will be a partial eclipse.
How many individual regions of the UK will see – the location figures – were detailed by the BBC’s Sky at Night magazine.
He says Newcastle should have 28% obscuration which indicates how much of the Sun’s disk is covered as a percentage.
In the northeast, the event will begin Thursday morning at 10:09 a.m., the maximum eclipse will occur at 11:18 a.m. and the event will end at 12:31 p.m.
The best place to see it in Britain is Scotland. Topping the list are Shetlands with 39% obscuration, followed by Lochinver at 36.8%, Inverness at 35% and Edinburgh at 31%.
Further south, the lower the number, Penzance should have just under 22% obscuration, and London should see 20% darkening.