Lancashire skies to be darkened by March solar eclipse

An annular solar eclipse

An annular solar eclipse

  • March eclipse will be the last for 11 years
  • 84 per cent of the sun will be obscured by the moon
  • Send us your pictures and videos from the event
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A solar eclipse will be visible from Lancashire next month - and there won’t be another one for 11 years.

The phenomena will darken skies on Friday March 20, starting at 8.24am, reaching its ‘maximum’ by 9.30am.

The last total eclipse visible from the UK was on August 11 1999, when the moon totally covered the sun as it crossed over Cornwall.

March’s eclipse is set to be a similar spectacle, with 84 per cent of the Sun set to be obscured by the moon, when viewing it from the UK.

Send in your eclipse photos and videos to lep.newsdesk@lep.co.uk or use the sharing tools on this page.

Anyone viewing the partial eclipse should note - never look directly at the sun, especially through a telescope or binoculars unless they have been specially set up for solar viewing, as this can permanently damage eyesight.