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(Reuters)

So it's all over and we won't see another solar eclipse above the UK until 2026. Here are the highlights from today's event.

  • Total eclipse was seen above the Faroe Islands
  • Parts of Scotland saw about 95% of the Sun's light blocked out
  • Cloud coverage meant many parts of the UK missed out on seeing the event
  • The next total solar eclipse will take place on the 8 March 2016 and will be visible from Sumatra, Borneo and Sulawesi

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Misssed the eclipse? Where to watch spectacular future eclipses around the world

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Livestream from the Pic du Midi here

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If you want to see more of the eclipse, you can watch a livestream from the Pic du Midi observatory.

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A picture from the Verne Global Data Centre in Iceland

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(Verne Global Data Centre)

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Scary eclipse...

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The eclipse has now reached its peak. It will begin emerging from the other side and all will be back to normal within about an hour.

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Hurrah!

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Clear skies for eclipse-watching in Belfast

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The (rubbish) view from the IBTimes UK office...

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(David Gilbert)

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Not long now. When the eclipse is at its peak, birds are expected to stop singing with the darkening sky triggering night-time behaviour. In previous eclipses, animals have been observed hiding.

Chris Hickman of the Woodland Trust told the Telegraph: "The main thing seems to be it goes quiet. As you might expect the birds are temporarily confused into thinking it's night time. It was quite noticeable [at the last eclipse] in 1999."

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Another picture from Bridgwater

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(Reuters)

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If you are missing the total eclipse because of clouds, you only have to wait 11 years for the next one. Another "deep" partial eclipse will take place on 12 August 2026. However, the next total eclipse will not take place above UK skies until September 2090.

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First picture of the solar eclipse from Stonehenge

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A lot of disappointed Londoners this morning

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Lovely picture taken over Bridgwater

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(Reuters)

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About half an hour to go before full coverage! If you want to know exactly what time to look up, read our guide here

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Struggling to load the livestream? Try this one from the Malcolm Parry Observatory

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It's back online. Watch live here

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There are currently problems with the Slooh telescope.

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More pictures coming in - this one from the Salford Astronomical Society

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Did you know the Vikings thought the solar eclipse was a wolf eating the Sun? Read more here

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Astronomer Brendan Owens with a refractive telescope on the Meridian line at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich yesterday.

total eclipse 2015
(Reuters)

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The skies have cleared in Birmingham for the eclipse!

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Remember never to look directly at the Sun (if you are lucky enough to see the eclipse). Optician Georgina Kendrick told IBTimes UK what happens to your eyes if you do. Read more here.

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The first images of the solar eclipse are starting to come in

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Clouds have ruined many people's chances of watching the solar eclipse over the UK. However, a livestream from the Slooh telescope on the Faroe Islands will be broadcast - watch it here