Exmouth, a coastal town in Devon, is gearing up for a rare celestial event – a solar eclipse – that is set to occur in 2023. The last time a solar eclipse was visible in the UK was in 2015, and the next one won’t be until 2026, making this a highly anticipated and rare occurrence.
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, casting a shadow on the earth’s surface. During a total solar eclipse, the sky goes dark and the temperature drops as the moon completely covers the sun. This is a breathtaking sight that is not to be missed.
Exmouth is one of the best places in the UK to view the solar eclipse, as it will be in the path of totality. This means that the town will experience a complete solar eclipse, with the sun being completely blocked out for a few minutes. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible in the UK was in 1999.
The town is already making preparations for the event, with local businesses and organizations planning events and activities to mark the occasion. The Exmouth Pavilion, a popular entertainment venue, is planning a special eclipse-themed show, while local restaurants and bars are preparing eclipse-themed menus and cocktails.
The town’s tourism board is also getting in on the action, promoting Exmouth as the perfect destination for eclipse-watchers. They are encouraging visitors to book their accommodations early, as they expect a surge in bookings as the date approaches.
Exmouth is not the only town in the UK that will experience the solar eclipse, but it is one of the best places to view it. Other towns that will be in the path of totality include Torquay, Bournemouth, and Plymouth.
While it is still a few years away, it’s never too early to start planning for this rare celestial event. Exmouth is sure to be buzzing with excitement as locals and visitors alike gather to witness this spectacular sight. So mark your calendars for 2023 and get ready to experience a once-in-a-lifetime event in Exmouth.