The partial Solar eclipse of 25 October 2022 can be seen from the UK and here at Herstmonceux it will last 1 hour 42 minutes. We are hoping for clear skies so our STEM Ambassador volunteers can show you the eclipse through specialist equipment. They will either be bringing along their own special solar telescopes or using The Centre's 90mm solar telescope.
Timings for the eclipse are:
MAX ECLIPSE: 10:59:52
It will look as though the top left hand side of the Sun is missing but only about 32% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon as seen from the UK.
On this occasion nowhere on Earth will see a total solar eclipse with only a maximum of 86% of the Sun covered when seen from eastern Europe and western Asia.
For further details see Time and Date Website
NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLY AS THIS WILL BLIND YOU! Ordinary sunglasses are also not adequate you must only look at the Sun through specialist equipment or dedicated solar eclipse glasses.
For more information about why a solar eclipse occurs see Solar Eclipse in our astronomy glossary.
Partial Solar Eclipse of 2008. The partial eclipse on 25 October 2022 will look very similar.