Solar eclipse set to be visible over Lincolnshire

A graphic of a partial solar eclipse NNL-151203-114200001
A graphic of a partial solar eclipse NNL-151203-114200001

A solar eclipse will be visible from Lincolnshire next week - and there won’t be another one for 11 years.

The phenomenon is set to darken the 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.

This eclipse is set to be a similar spectacle, with more than 80 per cent of the sun set to be obscured by the moon when viewing it from the UK.