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Author Topic: When is the next total solar eclipse in the UK?  (Read 743 times)

Offline siasl

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When is the next total solar eclipse in the UK?
« on: 21 August, 2017, 10:30:24 PM »
The USA has fallen dark today, when will it do the same in the UK next?

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Re: When is the next total solar eclipse in the UK?
« Reply #1 on: 22 August, 2017, 06:45:38 PM »

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According to my highly mysterious sources at 'Astronomy Now' you will have to wait a good 73 years to cop a look at a total eclipse of the Sun over Britain...set your alarm clock for half past 5 on September the 23rd 2090 in fact. (That's a Saturday Siasl, so no probs about getting time off work.)

For more info on the next total eclipse over the UK, and plenty of stuff on upcoming partial eclipses over the UK, check out my eminent and mystical source at 'Astronomy Now' for yourself...


PS If you really can't wait until 2090 you could pop on a plane and catch an eyeful of the next total eclipse on 3rd September 2081 - it is visible from the Channel Islands. (Info from the above weblink.)
« Last Edit: 22 August, 2017, 07:10:19 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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