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The spotlight of today's "sweep it clean and start afresh" solar eclipse is on matters financial and also of physique.
If the Moon were in a perfectly circular orbit, a little closer to the Earth, and in the same orbital plane, there would be total solar eclipses every single month.
In a partial solar eclipse, the moon does not completely hide the surface of the sun, so some direct rays of sunlight are visible to observers.
eclipse He added: "The last solar eclipse of note in Ireland was in 1999 and we won't see anything like it [today's eclipse] until 2026.
Between now and then, two other almost total solar eclipses will be visible in Cyprus, on August 2, 2027with 80-90 per cent coverage, and onJune 1, 2030 with 90 per cent + coverage.
We would still recommend people go outside and experience the solar eclipse even if it is cloudy as they might get lucky and get to see the eclipse in more detail if the cloud breaks, but we cannot guarantee it.
The peak of the annular solar eclipse will be at 11:59am when 14 percent of the sun disk will be covered, elaborated the astronomer.
College of optometrists adviser Dr Susan Blakeney said: "Witnessing a solar eclipse is a rare and amazing event which we're sure many people will want to make the most of.
WALES will be plunged into darkness this month in Europe's biggest solar eclipse since 1999.
MOST people chase the sun when booking a holiday at this time of year, but on Friday, March 20, tourists will be hoping to witness a blackout when a total solar eclipse will occur across parts of Northern Europe and the Arctic.
MOST people chase the sun when booking a holiday at this time of year, but on Friday March 20, tourists will be hoping to witness a blackout when a total solar eclipse will occur across parts of Northern Europe and the Arctic.