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.