Solar eclipse UK: spectacle ends, next one in Britain not expected for decades

There won’t be another comparable eclipse until 2026, and the next full one won't be until 2090

Andrew Griffin
Friday 20 March 2015 11:16
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A rare partial solar eclipse is seen over Northamptonshire on March 20, 2015 in Northampton, England
A rare partial solar eclipse is seen over Northamptonshire on March 20, 2015 in Northampton, England

The UK’s solar eclipse has come to an end, marking the last time one will be seen until 2026.

In 2026, an eclipse will cover similar areas — it will be total in Iceland and across the Atlantic ocean, and give between 83 per cent and 95 per cent coverage in different parts of the UK.

A total eclipse will then be seen in 2090. That one will be similar to the eclipse in 1999, though it will happen slightly more to the north. Like that eclipse, the maximum duration will be in Cornwall.

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