Your favourite solar eclipse images from social media

People in Ireland and overseas tweet their glimpses of the first visible eclipse in 16 years

A partial solar eclipse of the sun is visible in Plymouth, south-west England on Friday. Photograph: Geoff Caddickgeoff/AFP/ Getty

A partial solar eclipse of the sun is visible in Plymouth, south-west England on Friday. Photograph: Geoff Caddickgeoff/AFP/ Getty

 

Hope was almost lost for many across Ireland to catch a glimpse of the first visible eclipse in 16 years when clouds filled the sky as it was just about to start.

But breaks in the clouds allowed skygazers to capture images as temperatures dropped.

Tweets about the eclipse

The eclipse started at 8.30am on Friday as the darkness peaked at 9.30am and it finished about 10.30am.

Between 91 and 95 per cent of the sun was covered depending on where you are.

“This is the deepest eclipse seen over Ireland since 1999,” said David Moore, editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine.

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