It was the best eclipse visible from the UK since August 1999.

Armed with camera and safe viewing solar filters, our resident amateur astronomer, Dave Eagle, was on hand poised and ready to take some pictures of the event.

From Thurleigh,  over 85% of the sun was covered by the moon so it looked very much like Alice’s Cheshire cat’s smile floating in the sky.

Unfortunately, we missed the start of the eclipse due to clouds.

Luckily, they thinned enough so we were able to view its progress and maximum eclipse just after 9.30 am.

More of Dave’s space images can be seen on his astronomy website:



John Jeff