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The Duke of Edinburgh, Philip’s 100th birthday to be marked with a solar eclipse.


The Duke of Edinburgh, Philip will be sharing his 100th birthday with a solar eclipse. And that solar eclipse will be visible across most of Britain.

This will be a thing happening for the first time ever.

In what is guaranteed to be a day of celebrations, June 10, 2021, will be a historic day. As Queen Elizabeth’s husband will celebrate the centenary of his birth alongside the partial solar eclipse.

For people living in the UK, a maximum of 35 per cent of the sun will be obstructed.

The last solar eclipse which occurred  in the United Kingdom was in March 2015. It was where the moon obstructed 85 per cent of the sun.

The Duke of Edinburgh, Philip sharing his birthday with a solar eclipse will no doubt bring joy to conspiracy theorists. The British royal family often celebrate significant events alongside unusual lunar activity.

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Similar kind of activities have happened before. 

In the year 2013, William and Kate’s first born, Prince George was born under a super-moon on the 22nd of July, 2013. Well, that is not all.

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The Duke of Cambridge, William was also born during a rare solar event, which is called a summer solace. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate was born under a total lunar eclipse in the same year.

The British royals and the moon working together in such a way, have been the inspiration for many legends and tales over the past years.

In latter years of King George III’’s reign, the monarch refused to leave his palace unless he was covered in the moonlight. Wondering why? Well, otherwise, his skin was said to blister.