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Eclipse 2015

Eclipse 2015

23rd Mar

The ‪#‎eclipse2015 from the Luke Head Office.

 We were luckily enough to get a good view of the eclipse on Friday.

Around the UK, the proportion of the sun covered by the moon increased towards the north, ranging from 84 per cent in London to 89 per cent in Manchester, 93 per cent in Edinburgh and 97 per cent in Lerwick in the Shetland Isles.

Times also varied. In overcast London, the eclipse began at 8.24am, and reached its maximum extent at 9.31am. For observers in Edinburgh, it started at 8.30am and peaked at 9.35 am.

The last solar eclipse of such significance occurred on August 11 1999, and was "total" - with 100% of the Sun covered - when seen from Cornwall.

Another "deep" partial eclipse visible in the UK will not occur until August 12, 2026, and the next total eclipse not until September 2090.

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