Many people in the UK and Europe witnessed the most breathtaking solar eclipse in years.
This amazing show of the sun took place today around 9am-9.30am and was an extraordinary sight for younger viewers, who had never seen such a thing.
However this beautiful viewing did have its dangers, everyone had to be aware of the sun affecting their retinas. To have a peek, many spent money on a few pairs of sunglasses.
One local schoolboy commented, “It was unbelievable because I had never seen one before but it was good we had the glasses given to us to view it through.”
We will not experience a solar eclipse like this again until 2026.
Hannah, Year 7
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford