Partial solar eclipse - when will we see it on Thursday?

The moon will partially cover the sun in a dazzling cosmic display across Ireland and Britain on Thursday.

Other parts of the world will see a total annular eclipse, which creates a stunning ring of fire when seen from the earth.

While we won’t see that in Ireland weather permitting, we’ll get to experience a partial solar eclipse. But be warned - it is dangerous to look directly at the sun even when it is partially blocked out by the moon.

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Here the partial eclipse will start around 10.03am when the moon begins to take a chunk out of the sun.

A previous partial solar eclipse. 21 year old Michael Barkley took the photograph from his front garden in the Belfast Road area. CT33-711

The heavenly phenomenon will last until 12.25pm and at its peak, the moon will cover between 20% and 30% of the sun from areas of Ireland and Britain.