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Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

The equinox will also happen on March 20. While it won’t have any discernable, direct impact on how the solar eclipse looks, it will contribute to a rare collision of three unusual celestial events.

On March 20, the Earth’s axis will be perpindecular to the sun’s rays — which only happens twice a year, at the two equinoxes. After that, it will start tipping over, making the days longer in the northern hemisphere.

As such, the equinox has long been celebrated as a time of beginning and renewal, by a number of historic cultures, and is linked to Easter and Passover.

The equinox will happen at the same time as a read more

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The Solar Eclipse

The Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse is casting its shadow across Europe as millions of people defy gloomy weather forecasts to watch the rare astronomical spectacle.

Live reaction as Britain watches an astronomical spectacle that will not be seen in the UK for another 10 years.

If the smog clears up and the weather behaves, today’s partial solar eclipse is set to be the most spectacular seen in Britain for 15 years.

It will begin at around 8.30am and be all over by 10.30am, read more

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