Thick cloud makes eclipse a damp squib in East Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 10:06 20 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:06 20 March 2015

Pupils put their eclipse viewers into action at Little Thetford Primary School.

Pupils put their eclipse viewers into action at Little Thetford Primary School.

Archant

People left offices, shops and houses by the dozen this morning (Friday) to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse…but it didn’t quite go to plan.

Pupils put their eclipse viewers into action at Little Thetford Primary School.Pupils put their eclipse viewers into action at Little Thetford Primary School.

Thick cloud cover meant there was barely a slither of light for eager sky watchers across East Cambridgeshire, although the lucky few in Fenland and North Norfolk enjoyed a better view.

At Little Thetford Primary School, eager pupils put their home made eclipse viewers into action, while a brave few gathered in Cherry Hill park for a view of the rare celestial event.

In a solar eclipse, a path across the Earth’s surface is plunged into darkness as the Moon comes between us and the Sun.

There was a better view of events in Fenland, however. Picture: Steve Williams.There was a better view of events in Fenland, however. Picture: Steve Williams.

The UK will not see a solar eclipse on this scale again for 11 years.

Do you catch a glimpse of the eclipse? E-mail Daniel.mansfield@archant.co.uk


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