Cloudy weather spoils Derry’s view of eclipse

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For the people of the North West it was just that little bit too cloudy to get a proper look at the solar eclipse.

The sky did get noticeable darker at around 9.30a.m. but any proper view of the eclipse will have to be viewed on television.

The weather in Derry was too cloudy for a proper view of the Eclipse.

The weather in Derry was too cloudy for a proper view of the Eclipse.

In a solar eclipse, a swathe of the Earth is plunged into darkness as the Moon comes between us and the Sun.

This process began at 07:41 GMT and the deepest part of the Moon’s shadow touched the Earth’s surface at 09:13 GMT. It reached the UK at 09:23, where the darkness peaked at 09:35.

It’s thought that people in Northern Scotland had the best view of the eclipse.