"In London the partial eclipse will start at 8.45 with the maximum eclipse at 9.31, before ending at 10.41 when the moon will pass completely from in front of the sun, thus ending the partial eclipse. In Scotland the partial eclipse will begin 15 minutes earlier at 8.30 in Edinburgh, and in Northern Ireland and Wales it will start even earlier, starting at 8.26 in Belfast and 8.23 in Cardiff."
Delving into this unusual event from a horoscope point of view is British astrologer and TV celebrity Russell Grant, who explains how the eclipse will affect each star sign.
"The Spring Equinox marks the beginning of a new solar year and has always been a great time for celebration and new beginnings," says Grant, who is a former contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. "These combined forces can have a deep and lasting effect on all the Sun Signs."