Interesting Fact - The Sun

According to the Office of National Statistics, today's solar eclipse, could cost the UK economy £625m.
CC-Source OU

(With millions of Brits expected to watch the eclipse, FirstCare, the UK’s largest absence monitoring firm, has warned of a 10 per cent increase in absenteeism, and an additional 6 per cent fall in morning staff numbers as workers slack off and pull sickies.

I say go for it.  There won't be another eclipse in the UK until August 2026, so this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.)