UK solar eclipse

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Spring may be just around the corner, but there’s no escaping the gloom on 20 March, as Britain experiences a solar eclipse – during which 90 per cent of the sun will appear covered in parts of the UK

Beginning at around 8.30am tomorrow, the moon will pass directly between the sun and the earth in a rare alignment, blocking out most of the light. In the very north of Scotland, only a sliver of the sun will remain uncovered.

A productivity drop in the office can be expected around 9.31am, when the eclipse reaches its peak, as workers down tools and head outside, or to the nearest window, to stare into the darkness.

The last major solar eclipse in the UK was in 1999.

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Nick Scott

Nick Scott

A former editor-in-chief of The Rake and deputy editor of the Australian edition of GQ, Nick has had features published in titles including Esquire, The Guardian, Observer Sport Monthly and Rolling Stone Australia and is a contributing editor to Director magazine. He has interviewed celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig and Elle Macpherson, as well as business people including Sir Richard Branson, Charles Middleton and Nick Giles and Michael Hayman MBE.

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