David gets lucky with eclipse pic

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FOR an amateur photographer or astronomer, it was a picture perfect moment.

On Tuesday morning, as millions squinted into a cloud covered sky with cameras at the ready, David Lambert from Great Barton managed to catch this stunning image of the partial solar eclipse.

The lucky snapper said he had been looking forward to the eclipse and got himself in position at about 8am.

“I brought my camera to work just in case and luckily enough at about 8.15 the sun came up over the trees and the cloud just happened to break up a bit,” he said.

David, 47, took the picture from the Westacre Estate in Norfolk where he works part-time as a gardener.

He says he is not a professional photographer but friends and family have told him he has an ‘eye for a picture’.

East Anglia was one of the few areas in the country to experience a break in the clouds long enough for people to see the moon pass between the Earth and the Sun.