This morning saw the UK experiencing its first countrywide solar eclipse since 1961 – described as a “significant partial eclipse”. And while it may not have seemed that way to everyone – thanks British weather! – there have been some great pictures coming in from Europe so you can at least experience it on a computer screen and imagine what it would have been like live. Just sling on a bit of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart and you’ll be fine…
A school class gathered in Munich to catch the action.
And were treated to sights like this (featuring a giant space pigeon?!).
As the moon moves across the face of the sun, it plunges everything into darkness.
This brilliantly eerie picture comes from the skies of Brussels.
A fantastic shot from Plymouth in the UK.
This might just be winning the photography race, in from Liverpool with the iconic Liver Building’s Liver Bird.