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Solar eclipse watched in Queen Square, Wolverhampton

Spectators gathered in Queen Square, Wolverhampton to get a glimpse of the first solar eclipse visible over Europe since 1999. Many locals were allowed time out of work to see the spectacle, which saw the moon cast a shadow over England yesterday.

The further north you were, the greater the totality of the eclipse. People in Wolverhampton were treated to above 89% totality and with only near 10% of the suns energy getting through, Wolverhampton was left darker and colder, especially near the eclipse maximum at 09:31. People gathered in Queen Square with cameras and phones in an attempt to capture an image of the event.

Locals gather in Queen Square, Wolverhampton to view the solar eclipse

Locals gather in Queen Square, Wolverhampton to view the solar eclipse

If you missed this wonder of the heavens, you’ll have to wait another eleven years to see the next one visible from England – August 2026. And the next total (100% coverage of the sun by the moon) solar eclipse visible from the UK? September 2090 – children born now may have a chance of seeing this one, but many of us won’t.