September 26th, 2016

Solar Eclipse plunged Solihull into morning twilight

Updated: 5:01 pm, May 07, 2015

THE HEAVEN’S above were the focus for thousands of Silhillians on Friday (March 20).

A near full solar eclipse saw the skies darken and temperature drop for a few minutes around 9.30am as the moon moved across the sun.

The weather for experiencing the eclipse in the Midlands was among the best in the UK, which was fortunate as there will not be another chance to see a similar eclipse until 2026.

From simple protective glasses to top-of-the-range telescopes, people did their best to make sure they did not miss the solar show.

Our photographer took his place alongside other eclipse viewers at historic Chesterton Windmill near Harbury

The eclipse above Solihull School where pupils were joined for science week by Maggie Lieu – the Coventry woman in the running to live on Mars.

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Our photographer Jon Mullis joined hundreds of other eclipse watchers at local landmark Chesterton Windmill to capture shots of the solar show. 12.015.003.leam.jm1

Former Observer photographer Dan James joined the masses at Chesterton Windmill. 12.015.003.leam.jm5

Matthew Scott set up his eclipse-watching device for people to enjoy the rare event.

Another eclipse watcher let passers-by get a better view through his stargazer telescope. Photo by @jawsew (s)

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