Grantham’s skies to be darkened by solar eclipse

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A graphic of a partial solar eclipse NNL-151203-114200001 NNL-151203-114200001
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The skies over Grantham will darken on Friday when a solar eclipse will be visible over the town’s skyline.

In what will be the first solar eclipse in 16 years, 90 per cent of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. The phenomena will darken the skies, starting at 8.27am, reaching its ‘maximum’ by 9.32am. The eclipse will end at 10.42am.

Another such eclipse will not occur again until 2026. The eclipse will be total further north than the UK but skies will darken during the event.

If weather forecasters are right, we should be able to see the phenomena from Grantham. They predict light cloud coverage with sunny spells on Friday.

** 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. Even a short glimpse can seriously damage your eyesight permanently.

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