A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Guernsey today

  • A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Guernsey today

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from Guernsey today

Caithness will be one of the best parts of mainland Britain to witness tomorrow (June 10) morning's partial eclipse of the sun.

"As the pair rises higher in the sky, the silhouette of the Moon will gradually shift off the sun to the lower left, allowing more of the Sun to show until the eclipse ends", NASA said. As a result, the size of the moon and the size of the Sun correlate nearly perfectly - except that the Moon's distance from the Earth varies by about 10 percent, depending on whether it's at perihelion (closest to us) and aphelion (farthest away).

Viewers of the total eclipse will see a ring of light or "annulus" around the Moon.

In the United Kingdom, the further north you are the more you'll see, so unfortunately Sussex residents shouldn't expect to see much.

Viewing the eclipse with the naked eye can be hazardous as a result of the potential damage the sun can cause to the eyes.

Although this won't be quite as spectacular as a total solar eclipse, it will still be mesmerising to watch.

Very few people will be able to catch that, but people in the eastern US should be able to see a partial eclipse at dawn.

It's predicted to begin shortly after 10am and will last for more than two hours, with the peak at 11.12am.

When the two briefly layer on top of one another, a bright "ring of fire" will appear to burn along the perimeter of the moon where the sun shines through. "For a sunrise eclipse, you need a position with a clear view to the horizon, like a hilltop or tall building".

The fact that eclipses look the way they do from Earth is essentially luck. As the Moon passes in front of the Sun you will be able to see the shape of the Sun projected onto the piece of paper.

What section of the sun is blocked depends on your vantage point. But if you're not careful, viewing them can put your eyes at serious risk. Solar filters are especially important if you're using cameras, binoculars, or telescopes, which magnify light from the sun.

Of course, to see the eclipse from the best locations and at the right time, the weather will have to cooperate-and it seems that will be tricky for some observers. Just six months later, on April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cut a path across North America from Mexico up to Quebec, crossing several US states along the way. Another method for safely viewing the eclipse is to use a pinhole projector, according to AL.com. The kind of solar eclipse depends on where the the Moon is as it doesn't travel around Earth in a flawless circle.