On the morning of 20th March 2015 the North Atlantic Ocean will experience a Solar Eclipse. Along a narrow path through the ocean, making landfall in only two places, The Faroe Islands and Svalbard, the eclipse will be Total. Throughout the UK and Ireland there will be a Deep Partial Eclipse of the Sun peaking at around 09:30. At this time approximately 93.1% of the Sun will be obscured in Belfast, and a little more, 94.4%, will be obscured on the North Coast.
Past President of the IAA Paul Evans is a veteran of three Total Solar Eclipses, a failed observation of an Annular Eclipse and has observed a good number of Partial Eclipses including a 97% one. Here he'll explain how it all works, what we'll be seeing and how to go about seeing as much as possible as safely as possible!