VIDEO: The science bit behind the 2015 solar eclipse

Staff from Wakefield College's marketing department modelling solar eclipse glasses.
Staff from Wakefield College's marketing department modelling solar eclipse glasses.
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Here is a fun video about what to expect from Friday’s solar eclipse.

It has been produced Wakefield College’s marketing department ahead of the major astronomical event on Friday (March 20) morning.

The video features narration from A Level physics lecturer Duncan Agnew and some special effects.

He said: “Friday’s Solar Eclipse will be the UK’s first major one since 1999 and promises to be an impressive spectacle - as long as the skies are not too cloudy.

“The Eclipse in Wakefield begins at 8.28am reaching its optimal point at 9.33am. The moon will cover over 90 per cent of the sun causing an eerie darkness over the city during rush hour.

“This really is a unique opportunity to witness a rare event as the next total solar eclipse will not happen in the UK until 2090.”

The video makes use of colourful props and there is also flying guest appearance from a little green man.

It also explains - in an easy to understand way - the science behind the eclipse.

The college has also had 1,000 pairs of solar eclipse viewing spectacles produced.

These have been sent out to junior and infant schools, high schools and MPs in Wakefield.