Ireland will see a solar eclipse on March 20.Photocall Ireland

Ireland will be plunged into darkness on March 20, when the biggest solar eclipse since 1999 blocks out nearly 90 percent of the sun’s visible surface.

The eclipse will begin at around 8:24 am Irish time, with the totality, or maximum point of the eclipse hitting around 9:29am. The event will end around 10:37 am, the Irish Mirror reports.

The total phase of the eclipse, where the moon blocks the entire disc of the sun, will only be seen in Svalbard, Norway and the Faroe Islands, while the partial eclipse will be viewable to the rest of Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa.

According to the, the next solar eclipse won’t occur until 2026.

Here is a simulation video showing what the eclipse will look like in Dublin, as long as there is no cloud cover: