solar eclipse

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The Eclipse as seen from Trinity College main square in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The morning of the solar eclipse saw 12 of us packed into a military aircraft flying at 13,000ft, 2½ hours off the northwest coast of Ireland. A €40,(...)

Photo showing  the total eclipse of the sun taken from an aircraft out in the mid-Atlantic.  Photograph: Trinity College Dublin handout/PA Wire

The west was “close to best” for the “almost total” solar eclipse, with clear skies drawing hundreds of spectators out to the shoreline of Galway Bay.(...)

A short break in the clouds gives a glimpse of Friday’s partial eclipse of the sun from the front square in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Everyone in Ireland was an astronomer on Friday as a near-total eclipse of the sun tracked its way across the island. Clouds spoiled the fun in most p(...)

Children from the Eclipse Road area of London view the solar eclipse in 1999. Photograph:  Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Safety is paramount when trying to observe the sun during Friday morning’s eclipse. It is extremely dangerous to look at the sun directly and peopl(...)