Safely observe the Sun :
A Partial eclipse is visible across most of Europe and also Northern Africa and Northern Asia.
An extremely good Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible right across the United Kingdom.
Enjoy this rare event and view the sun safely by using CE approved Solar Eclipse Glasses available here to Buy Now on-line, and have them delivered anywhere in the world.
Total Solar Eclipse : 20 March 2015.
The Total Eclipse is just North of the UK crossing the Faroe Islands, so all of the UK (and Europe) will have a fantastic partial eclipse with huge obscurity, from: 96% Inverness, 93% Edinburgh, 89% Manchester, 87% Birmingham, 84% London and even 82% Channel Islands. The further north you are the better. (It will be many years before there is anything else as significant in the UK.)
The times vary depending on your location, but generally are 8:25am first contact, 9:30 maximum obscurity, finishing 10:45am.
Here is a great animation of what you will see, you can choose your location: www.timeanddate.com
The most important thing is to be safe and well organised and Never Ever look directly at the sun with the Naked Eye.
What You Will See: NASA Total Solar Eclipse Information.
A detailed list of places, precise times, maximum obscuration and animations showing what you can expect to see can be found on www.eclipse.org.uk.
Solar eclipse glasses will be vital to provide safe direct solar viewing of the Total Solar Eclipse on 20 May 2015.
These solar eclipse glasses are CE approved and independently tested for safe direct solar viewing.
They have explicit usage information printed on the rear to aid safety.
For safe solar observations each solar eclipse glasses contains our new scratch resistant Black Polymer lenses to optical density 5.0 or greater set in cardboard glasses with arms. The lenses filter out 100% of harmful ultra-violet, 100% of harmful infrared, and 99.999% of intense visible light. Our premium filters create the sharpest solar images with a natural orange colour.
Our eclipse glasses were included in several write ups in the Sky at Night magazine, and in 2004 we supplied the eclipse glasses featured by Lucie Green and Adam Hart-Davis on the BBC Open-University coverage of the Transit of Venus.
The eclipse glasses are cardboard glasses with arms, which can be worn like spectacles. One size fits all - adults and children. The rear of the eclipse glasses is printed in English with the following explicit safe use information, they are also printed on the rear with the CE mark.
Manufacturers safety endorsement
Also meets the Transmittance Requirements of AS/NZS 1338.1:2012, Filters for Eye Protection.
To safely observe a solar eclipse you must use CE approved safety solar eclipse glasses such as those on sale here or use indirect methods such as pin hole projection onto a suitable surface (details of indirect methods can be found on the web sites listed on our eclipse links page).
Please note these solar eclipse glasses are not suitable for use with optical devices such as telescopes, binoculars or an optical camera viewfinder, you need stronger and larger solar eclipse filters than these to protect you from the magnified sun light when using optical devices.
Sunglasses are not safe, you will put your eye sight at risk by only wearing regular sunglasses or shades to directly view the sun, as they do not block the harmful and invisible radiation which causes retinal damage. Only properly designed and certified solar filters such as the ones in these eclipse glasses should ever be used for direct viewing of the Sun's disk.
Under normal everyday circumstances there is no tendency to look at the Sun in a way that might damage the eye. Especially as the Sun is so bright that it is difficult to stare at it directly. However, during an eclipse, the Sun is the centre of attention and with so much of the Sun covered, it is tempting and slightly easier to stare at it. Unfortunately, looking at the Sun during an eclipse is just as dangerous as looking at the Sun any other time of the year. The only exception is the brief period of totality during a total eclipse, when the Sun's disk is completely covered by the moon. (Totality only occurs during a total eclipse and only for a matter of seconds or minutes, it does not occur during a partial or annular eclipse).
Absolutely no returns after 19 March 2015.
Dates for future Eclipses
Organise the holiday of a life time to view a Total Solar Eclipse, considered one of the most breathtaking phenomenons anyone can observe. (Be ready and buy your eclipse glasses now.)
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