Cloudy skies put dampener on solar eclipse
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.
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.
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.
“I had time to phone my wife, who was down the road, and tell her to look.”
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