Solar eclipse October 2022: when is it in Birmingham, local weather forecast and how often do they happen?

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A partial UK solar eclipse is on the way, which will cover a portion of the sun’s light. If you’d like to see it, here’s everything you’ll need to know, including the peak times and how often a solar eclipse happens.

A partial solar eclipse will be clearly visible from Birmingham on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. The Moon’s trajectory has it on course to cover a large section of the sun’s surface from the UK’s point of view.

It is worth mentioning that this will not be a total eclipse of the sun. Around 85% of its surface will still be visible from the UK during the eclipse’s peak.

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It won’t just be visible in the UK, either. The eclipse will be clear to see from several different parts of the world, including the northeast of Africa, most parts of Asia and all of Europe.

The amount of the sun that will be covered depends on where you are in the world. In the UK, only 15% of the sun’s surface will be masked by the moon - however, in parts of Russia, up to 60% of the sun will be blocked out by the moon.

The next solar eclipse will take place on April 20, 2023. Unfortunately, it will not be visible from the UK - so make sure you don’t miss out on this one tomorrow.

What will I need to see the partial solar eclipse?

You will not require any special equipment to spectate the solar eclipse. It will be perfectly visible with the naked eye - in fact, you should refrain from looking at it too intently, as staring at the sun can damage to your eyesight.

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Peak times for the partial solar eclipse

The eclipse is set to peak at around 12pm (midday) on Tuesday, October 25 in Birmingham and the rest of the UK. At its height, the sun should appear somewhat crescent shaped.

While Birmingham isn’t set to be rainy on Tuesday, it is predicted to be quite cloudy, according to the Met Office.

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