Solar Eclipse Friday 20th March
Dear Parents and Carers,
As I am sure you are aware there will be a partial eclipse of the sun tomorrow morning (Friday 20th), when the moon moves between the earth and the sun. It is expected to be seen in the UK from 8.30am with the peak at approximately 9.30am. This will be the deepest eclipse in the UK since 1999 and until 2026 with the South West of England being a good place to see it as the weather is expected to be fine.
Looking directly at the sun can cause serious eye damage, including blindness, as it burns the retina. Retinal burns can cause significant and sometimes permanent loss of sight. The advice is:
Don't look directly at the sun, even wearing sunglasses. Don't watch directly through a telescope, binoculars, camera or camera-phone.
Because of this advice the children are invited to come to the hall from 8.45am to watch the eclipse via the television.
Mr J Weedon