The biggest solar eclipse since 1999 is about to cast much of Britain into darkness on Friday but being this far south down the country, we are likely to see less than those of you living further up country.
Partial solar eclipses happen when the moon comes between the sun and Earth, but they don't align in a perfectly straight line.
To celebrate this spectacular event, please meet these wonderful donkeys:
- Eclipse (aged 6) came into our care in 2012 from Ireland and lives with a group of donkeys at Trow Farm. She has two donkey friends - Anna and Elizabeth.
- Sunshine (aged 29) is the oldest of these three donkeys who has been in our care since 2006 living at Paccome Farm. His best friend is a donkey called Coco.
- Moonshine (aged 7) lives at Woods Farm and his best friend is a donkey called Stargazer. Both donkeys also came into our care together in 2012.
Eclipse, Sunshine and Moonshine are just three donkeys living here at The Donkey Sanctuary. At the current time, there are 3,063 donkeys and mules on our UK farms, reception units, donkey assisted therapy centres and holding bases.
It's a real pleasure to be out walking among the donkeys. The grooms take so much special care over them all and know every single donkey or mule by name - even when they're not wearing a collar. They know their charges so well, that the slightest change in behaviour is picked up should there be any problems with their welfare.
If you would like to help towards their care, please make a donation.
The solar eclipse will begin about 8am on Friday morning, peaking around 9.30am before the sun is back around 11am.
Wherever you are watching the solar eclipse, a reminder to never look directly into the sun.