Solar eclipse: How to watch it safely in Lincoln

All parts of the UK, including Lincolnshire, will experience Europe’s first solar eclipse in over a decade on Friday, March 20.

A part across the earth’s surface will be plunged into darkness as the moon covers the sun.

In the UK, the sun will be between 83% and 98% covered from round 9.23am onwards, however the weather will also impact the visibility.

The last solar eclipse was in 1999, with the next one predicted to be visible in Europe in 2026.

The shadow of the last solar eclipse. GIF: Met Office

The shadow of the last solar eclipse. GIF: Met Office

Weather updates, including cloud cover during the eclipse, can be found on the Met Office website.

People across the UK will see the eclipse differently. Image: Met Office

People across the UK will see the eclipse differently. Image: Met Office

Experts are warning people not to look directly at the eclipse. Advice from the National Space Centre is: “It is extremely dangerous to look directly at the Sun, even during the eclipse, so make sure you view it safely by using a pinhole camera.”

National Space Centre Professor Clegg's Eclipse-o-Scope: Click to expand

National Space Centre Professor Clegg’s Eclipse-o-Scope: Click to expand