Solar eclipse captured in a cloudy Stevenage and North Herts

The solar eclipse in Stevenage. Picture: Peter Hoskins.

The solar eclipse in Stevenage. Picture: Peter Hoskins.

Cloudy skies didn’t spoil the view for some as a solar eclipse took place this morning.

The solar eclipse in Stevenage. Picture: @LuvC_ via Twitter.

The solar eclipse in Stevenage. Picture: @LuvC_ via Twitter. - Credit: Archant

The partial eclipse – which happens when the moon passes between the Sun and Earth and partially blocks the former, casting a shadow over the latter – started at around 9am.

The solar eclipse in Stevenage. Picture: @joeyfandango via Twitter.

The solar eclipse in Stevenage. Picture: @joeyfandango via Twitter. - Credit: Archant

The Letchworth and District Astronomical Society had four gazebos set up in Leys Avenue housing a screen with a live feed from NASA showing the eclipse, which a number of people gathered to watch.