Partial eclipse obscured by cloud in Eastbourne

Partial eclipse SUS-150317-150331001
Partial eclipse SUS-150317-150331001

Although Eastbourne is looking to the skies this morning to see the partial eclipse, the town is covered in thick cloud.

The eclipse is blocking out up to 86 per cent of the sunlight this morning (Friday) as the moon passes in front of the sun.

Other parts of the country – and Europe – are faring better, but there’s no actual view of the sun here in town.

The last total eclipse visible from the UK was on August 11 1999, when the moon totally covered the sun as it crossed over Cornwall. And this time it’s an unmissable event as the next eclipse visible from the UK is in 11 years, but there won’t be another of the same magnitude until 2090.