Ireland will bear witness to its first partial solar eclipse since 1999 on March 20th. A great shadow will be cast across the land, as the moon moves in front of the sun. The phenomenon will take place between 8.20am and 10.40am. Approximately 90% of the sun will be covered at the peak of the eclipse around 9.25am. This will be one of the most awesome natural happenings in Ireland this decade. To cater for the eclipse, Blackrock Castle Observatory will hold a free solar eclipse observing event from 8.30am to 10.30am, ensuring you can witness this magnificent spectacle in all its glory. With solar stations and astronomers on hand, you will have the best experience possible with Blackrock Castle Observatory. Just make sure not to look directly into the sun.
For more information, please consult the Blackrock Castle Observatory website.