Solar eclipse to darken Banburyshire skyline

A graphic of a partial solar eclipse
A graphic of a partial solar eclipse
  • Solar eclipse to block out 90% of sun
  • Skies to darken from 8.25am
  • Send your videos and pictures to the Banbury Guardian

The skies over Banburyshire will darken next Friday morning when a solar eclipse will be visible over the area’s skyline.

In what will be the first solar eclipse in 16 years, up to 90 per cent of the sun will be covered by the moon at 9.30am on March 20.

The partial eclipse will begin at 8.25am when the moon will first cover the sun’s edge and end at 10.40am.

The last total eclipse visible from the UK was on August 11, 1999, when the moon totally covered the sun as it crossed over Cornwall.

We’ll want to see your photos and videos of the partial eclipse, which you can send via any of the following routes:

- Email

- Tweet @banburynews

- Post messages to our Facebook page at

- Use the sharing tool on this page.

Remember, however, to never look directly at the sun. Guidance on taking safe pictures and videos can be found here.