VIDEO: Sheffield folk admire solar eclipse

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Sheffield and South Yorkshire locals joined others all over Britain to take a moment to admire the solar eclipse this morning.

Commuters paused to gaze up at the skies, keen photographers snapped away at the sun and children ran out into the playground to see science in action.

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse - Daniel Nixon

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse - Daniel Nixon

The rare astronomical event lasted about two hours and peaked just after 9.30am here in the Steel City.

In what was the first solar eclipse in 16 years, some 90 per cent of the sun was covered by the moon, creating a crescent shape which people were able to view using safe methods such as a home made pinhole projector, a colander or a mirror.

Pupils at Bradfield School in Sheffield were among those who were able to take time out of their day to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse through the cloudy skies above South Yorkshire.

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Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse Jennifer shephard and Abi Horsfield

Pupils from Bradfield School watch the Eclipse Jennifer shephard and Abi Horsfield