Solar eclipse 2021: Best photos from stunning display above Sheffield

Yesterday morning (June 10) a stunning display could be seen in the skies above Sheffield as the moon appeared to take a bite out of the sun.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 10:31 am

These photos, taken by reader Robert Dinwoodie, capture the moment that the moon moved across the face of the sun, without blocking it completely.

This kind of eclipse is known as an annular eclipse.

Photographer Robert said: “It was very cloudy but was lucky enough for a few breaks in the clouds.”

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Photos of the eclipse on Thursday morning by reader Robert Dinwoodie

Around 20 per cent of the sun was covered by the moon shortly between 11.15 and 11.30am, however in more northern parts of the world there was even more obscured.

In the UK, the best place to see the eclipse was in the far north of Scotland, near the Shetland Islands. Up there, close to 40 per cent of the sun was eclipsed by the moon.

The best place in the world to get a glimpse of the action was in the Arctic