Note that on 21st August 2017, there will be a total solar eclipse which goes right across the USA.
Put that in your diary!
Solar Ecipses in the UK
The last total solar eclipse in the UK was in 1999. Unfortunately, most of the UK was cloudy, but many people were lucky enough to observe this in Cornwall and in Alderney, Channel Islands. It was AWESOME!!!
On March 20th 2015, there will be a partial solar eclipse in the UK, with totality further north. Even a partial solar eclipse can be spectacular and eerie.
2009 solar eclipse.
The longest total eclipse of the 21st century happened on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009. The maximum duration was 6mins 39s.
This eclipse cast a shadow over half the Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow began in India and crossed through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China.
After leaving the mainland of Asia, the path crossed the Japanese islands in the Pacific Ocean.