When is the next solar eclipse in the UK?

Those who missed the ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse will have to wait till October 2022 to see the next one.

The June 10 solar eclipse was visible across most of Europe and northern Asia, including the east coast of the US, the UK and Ireland.

The next will be on 25 October 2022, where it will be visible across Europe, Northeast Africa, the Middle East and West Asia.

However, unlike a ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse, this will only be a partial eclipse. It occurs in Earth’s polar regions, when the center of the Moon’s shadow misses Earth.

A total eclipse appears to have preceded it – on 4 December 2021 – although it is unlikely to be observed by many humans as it is visible only from Antarctica.

The next total eclipse visible from the United Kingdom is a long wait; This will happen on 23 September 2090, where it will be fully visible from Canada, Greenland, the United Kingdom and France.

Such events are short-lived; The ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse covered nine-tenths of the Sun for only four minutes. They are dangerous too. Those who wish to view the phenomenon must use a special filter that blocks most of the light, as viewing the Sun with the naked eye can cause damage, even if it is partially or completely covered.


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