The UK is getting a Mars year in 2019 with the sun, moon and planets aligning for a solar eclipse, according to a prediction by astrologer and astrological consultant Dr Michael Eades.

“The solar eclipse will be the biggest event in history and there will be a lot of people in the UK who will be very excited,” Dr Eades said.

“We will see a total solar eclipse with the planets all aligned in their orbits and we will see some of the brightest star trails that have been seen since the Apollo missions.”

The solar eclipse is predicted to bring the Moon into alignment with the Sun at a point where the two can be seen from a few metres away, Dr Eads said.

He predicted a total of seven days of total solar eclipses, with a total eclipse taking place on the same date every year.

Dr Eaves said that solar eclipsing would be particularly popular in places where people were looking for the best vantage point for viewing the event.

“People in the Northern hemisphere will see the eclipse first,” he said.

Dr Matthew Stroud, a professor of astronomy at the University of Sydney, said the eclipse could have profound effects on human society.

“What we are seeing in the eclipse is something that we have not seen since ancient times and I think the impact of this eclipse is going to be very significant in terms of the future of humanity,” he told the ABC.

Dr Stroud said a solar eclipsed planet could have “major consequences” on Earth and its people.

“That will be especially true if we look at the implications of a planet that is on its own in space,” he explained.

The UK has experienced solar eclipsions before, including in 1265 when the Sun was in its greatest phase.

“There are a lot more eclipses than we have seen in the last 500 years or so,” Dr Stuck said.

But Dr Stearls prediction of a solar Eclipse in 2019 has caused consternation among some astrologers.

“This prediction has raised eyebrows and concerns, with some astrology experts saying they are concerned it is premature to make such predictions,” Dr James Hargreaves, a Professor of Astrology at the Australian National University, said in a statement.

“I do think the eclipse will have significant implications for the future, but I am not convinced this eclipse will actually happen.”

But Professor Hargrens said it was important to remember that the eclipsed Sun and Moon would be separated by less than a degree.

“As the Sun moves away from the Earth, it will become less and less bright and so we should be expecting a change in the sunspot cycle,” Professor Hagu said.