Co Donegal best place to be to view near-total eclipse this morning

solar-eclipseCo Donegal will be the best place to be in the country this morning to view the first near-total solar eclipse of this millennium.

This partial eclipse will be the biggest seen in Ireland since August 1999 with approximately 90% of the sun being covered.

The event will finish at around 10.40am as the sun reappears from behind the moon.

Dave Moore from Astronomy Ireland explained what it will be like during the eclipse: