When to see the solar eclipse in Cambridgeshire

A partial solar eclipse

A partial solar eclipse - Credit: Archant

A partial solar eclipse will be able to be seen from Huntingdonshire on Friday (March 20).

The eclipse, where the moon passes in front of the sun creating a shadow, will start at about 8.25am.

At just after 9.30am, the eclipse will be reach its climax with up to 90 per cent of the sun blocked by the moon.

It is expected the moon will have completely passed the sun by 10.43am.

The total eclipse, where the sun is fully blocked by the moon, will be able to be seen from Svalbard in Norway or the Faroe Islands.

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Friday will also be the Spring equinox, the day which is split exactly between daylight and night hours. The next time the two celestial events will occur on the same day is expected to be in 2053.

There will also be a supermoon, where the Earth’s satellite passes closest in its orbit, but because of the eclipse, which happens when there is a new moon, it won’t be seen.

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