FANCY catching the next solar and lunar eclipses in the UK?
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming cosmic spectacles and the differences between them…
Getty Images While you will have to wait for the next solar eclipse, there is a lunar eclipse on September 16 this year
When can the next solar eclipse be seen in the UK?
The next one we are scheduled to see in the UK will be on June 10, 2021, although it will just be a partial eclipse.
It will take place over Britain ranging from a 20 per cent eclipse in northern Scotland to a 30 per cent eclipse in South East England.
Scientists say the next “deep” partial eclipse in the UK will take place on August 12, 2026 and the next total eclipse will be in September 2090.
The last solar eclipse that was visible in the UK occurred on February 26 but was only be visible in certain areas around the world – including in South and West Africa, some of South America, the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean, and Antarctica.
Reuters The next solar eclipse witnessed in the UK will be on June 10, 2021, although it will just be a partial eclipse
There will be another one on August 21 in the US.
Experts predict the natural phenomenon will continue for the next 60 million years, until the distance between the moon and the sun will be too vast.
When will the next lunar eclipse be seen in the UK?
An eclipse occurs when the moon appears darkened as it passes into the Earth’s shadow, with Earth being located between the moon and the sun.
There will be two chances to see a lunar eclipse over the next two years.