As thousands flock to Scotland to get a glimpse of the solar eclipse, we round up other solar eclipses taking place over the next two years around the world
8 March 2016: Asia, Australia
This solar eclipse will affect south-east Asia, north-eastern Australia and the Pacific. Indonesia will be the best location to catch what promises to be a total eclipse, which will start at the island of Sumatra. Tour operators are already organising trips to coincide with this three-minute-long event; Regent Holidays is offering a choice of two eight-day tours from £1,675pp, taking in cultural highlights as well as promising spectacular locations to witness the eclipse from.
1 September 2016: Africa
Next September will see an annular eclipse , when a “ring of fire” encircles the moon – visible from central Africa and Madagascar. Exodus Tours is giving stargazers a chance to combine this with Tanzania’s southern safari parks on a 14-day tour that starts at £3,299pp.