WATCH: How the solar eclipse will happen

THIS great video from the Society for Popular Astronomy reveals where and when to view this year’s solar eclipse in the UK.

The phenomenon, which occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth is expected to begin just after 8.30am, peaking at about 9.40am and finishing at about 10.45am.

SOLAR SPECTACLE: The last solar eclipse in August 1999

SOLAR SPECTACLE: The last solar eclipse in August 1999

Almost 94 per cent of the sun’s light is expected to be blocked out – the first time this has happened since 1999.

•You can watch a video on how to vide the eclipse safely here