Astronomers are gearing up for tomorrow’s solar eclipse, which will be the biggest visible from the UK for 15 years.

The moon will begin to pass across the sun at about 8.25am and the maximum eclipse will be visible at around 9.31am.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, hiding the sun from view and blocking out the sunlight that usually reaches us.

During the eclipse, the moon will cover between 80 per cent and 85 per cent of the sun at its peak and last for two hours and 40 minutes.