Eagle-eyed and patient snappers in Hull managed to catch the moment the moon partially blocked the sun on Thursday.
In predictable fashion, the British weather did not play ball and, after days of beautiful clear skies, the clouds arrived for the big moment.
This morning skygazers were able to see nearly a third of the sun being blocked out by the moon in what is known as an annular eclipse.
An annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun.
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This causes the sun to appear as a very bright ring, or annulus, in a phenomenon dubbed as the “ring of fire”.
Those lucky enough to observe the eclipse saw a crescent sun instead of a ring, as this was a partial eclipse.
Local photographer Bob Carter managed to capture the eclipse in the Hull skies this morning.
Through the haze, he managed to photograph the edge of the moon over the sun.
Sally Johnston also managed to capture the moment through a small gap in the clouds.
Dr Emily Drabek-Maunder, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said the ‘ring of fire’ could be seen from Russia, Greenland and northern Canada.
She told PA: “From the UK, the annular solar eclipse was only a partial eclipse, meaning that we only saw the moon pass in front of a small part of the sun.”