Cloudy skies put dampener on solar eclipse

This shot of the solar eclipse was snapped by a teacher at Moreton Hall Preparatory School ANL-150320-115958001
This shot of the solar eclipse was snapped by a teacher at Moreton Hall Preparatory School ANL-150320-115958001
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The Great British weather may have put a dampener on views of the solar eclipse for many in Suffolk this morning - but a few were lucky enough to catch a glimpse between the clouds.

Pupils at Moreton Hall Preparatory School donned special glasses to view the eclipse and managed catch a quick sight of the rare celestial phenomenon.

Pre-prep pupils at Moreton Hall Preparatory School don their special glasses to view the eclipse ANL-150320-115948001

Pre-prep pupils at Moreton Hall Preparatory School don their special glasses to view the eclipse ANL-150320-115948001

Sophie Hunt, from the school, said: “We did get a little glimpse.

“All the school were outside trying to see it but Form 6 were the lucky ones who managed to catch a glimpse.
“When they put their glasses on and could actually see it they were just so excited.
“The drop in temperature, that shocked them all as well I think.

“The ones that saw it really grasped how amazing it was.”

People also gathered in the arc this morning to see if they could see anything but were disappointed - though one had a text from his wife showing what it looked like in Bungay.

Pupils in Form 6 at Moreton Hall Preparatory School were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the eclipse through the clouds ANL-150320-115938001

Pupils in Form 6 at Moreton Hall Preparatory School were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the eclipse through the clouds ANL-150320-115938001

Bury Free Press reporter John Henderson was lucky enough to see the clouds open up as he waited at the Minden Rose traffic lights in Bury.

“Just for a few seconds I saw the sun through the clouds with a chunk missing from the top corner,” he said. “It was lucky the lights hadn’t changed or I would have missing it.”

Bryan Garnham saw it from his home in Great Barton as the clouds opened up for a few minutes.

He said: “You could see the whole sun with like a slice of melon out of the bottom. It was all black with the slice red at the bottom.

Workers from the arc and The Apex hope in vain for a glipse of the eclipse ANL-150320-100915001

Workers from the arc and The Apex hope in vain for a glipse of the eclipse ANL-150320-100915001

“I had time to phone my wife, who was down the road, and tell her to look.”

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