Thick cloud makes eclipse a damp squib in East Cambridgeshire
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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.
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.
The UK will not see a solar eclipse on this scale again for 11 years.
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