partial solar eclipse over Burnham-On-Sea this morning
partial solar eclipse is set to be watched by residents across
the Burnham-On-Sea area today (Friday) - if clouds don't obscure
the Met Office says there is a risk of cloud cover at the peak
of the 85% eclipse in Burnham at 9.28am, it says there is a possible
the sky will not be fully covered and that the sun will be viewable.
have been warned not to look directly at the sun, even with some
cloud cover, to avoid damage to their eyes.
Met Office spokesperson said: "Forecasting exactly where
cloud will break and re-form is really not scientifically possible.
But it's not as thick in the south as further north, so you're
more likely to see breaks in the cloud the further south you are."
southern Britain, the partial eclipse - when the moon starts touching
the sun's edge - will start at 8.45am.
maximum eclipse will be just before 9.30am and this will be the
point when the moon is closest to the centre of the sun.
10.41am the moon will leave the sun's edge and the partial eclipse
will end. The last solar eclipse of a similar size took place
on August 11, 1999.