While clouds did their best to obscure the solar eclipse, many observers have still been able to witness the Moon moving in front of the Sun.
The Astronomy Now team were in Regent’s Park in London, for a special eclipse event held by the Royal Astronomical Society and the Baker Street Irregular Astronomers, but a thick bank of grey horizon-to-horizon cloud prevented the hundreds of people who turned out for the event from seeing the eclipse above them. However, a big screen that had been set up for the event showed the eclipse live on the BBC’s Stargazing Live.
Certainly, the north of the UK seems to have fared better than the south in terms of clearer skies, with astronomical societies and communities holding eclipse events. Reports have come in from observers in the Midlands, Worcester, Owestry in Shropshire, Manchester, East Yorkshire, Darlington and Dundee. Further afield, observers were able to see the eclipse from Ireland, Spain, Germany and even on a flight from Sao Paulo to Amsterdam!
Nor did you did not have to be on Earth to see the eclipse. The European Space Agency’s Proba 2 satellite, which spends its time watching the Sun, also saw a partial eclipse, at ultraviolet wavelengths.
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