Well it was a case of too little, too late for most people in West Norfolk as stubborn cloud spoiled a really good view of the near-total eclipse this morning.
There were glimpses of the sun nearly 90 per cent obscured by the moon shortly after 9.30 and at least the filter effect of the thick cloud lessened the dangers of looking skywards.
But frustratingly some 20 minutes after the eclipse was at its height, the sun had burnt away the clouds in King’s Lynn and was shining brightly.
Jon Wells got a good shot from Clenchwarton “at around 9:40am when the clouds had cleared enough to get a decent enough shot”.
Marie Martin got a shot at 9.49 in South Wootton of a slightly cloudier scene.
Terry Parrish, of Heacham, also sent us pictures. The one reporduced here was taken at 10.23. He said they were “taken in back garden using a Canon SLR camera with 130mm lens fitted with an appropriate filter (home-made). Light cloud made it easier for people to watch it though made decent photographs harder. Several people, including three parish councillors, made observations using eclipse glasses and a variety of telescopes fitted with filters.”
Alex Green, National Trust digital content, marketing and interpretation officer on the Norfolk Coast sent some super pictures from Burnham Overy Staithe of the eclipse and the windmill there.