Solar eclipse in Fleet 20 March 2015
1st March 2015
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When will this take place?

  • A partial solar eclipse is predicted for north-east Hampshire and Surrey on Friday March 20.
  • The solar eclipse will start about 8.40am and finish at about 10.40am with the peak expected ay 9.30am when there should be 85% darkness.

 What is a solar eclipse?

  • A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking out the light from the sun.

How often do they occur?

  • A solar eclipse happens somewhere in the world approximately once every 2 and a half years.
  • The last solar eclipse was in 1999. the next for this part of the world is predicted for August 2026.

How to view a solar eclipse

  • Never look directly at the sun or at a solar eclipse through a camera, mobile phone, telescope or binoculars. This could damage your sight permanently.
  • To view a solar eclipse make a tiny hole in a piece of card. Hold the card between the sun and a piece of paper. The sun will shine through the hole and project an image of the eclipse onto the paper. This assumes the sky is clear and that we don't have a cloudy day.
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