Melton skygazers await partial solar eclipse

A partial eclipse
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Excited skywatchers in Melton have less than an hour to wait to see the partial solar eclipse.

The phenomenon is expected to peak in Leicestershire at about 9.30am this morning.

The last total eclipse visible from the UK was in 1999, on August 11, when the moon completely blocked the sun as it passed over Cornwall.

Anyone interested in viewing the eclipse is advised NOT TO LOOK AT IT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITHOUT SPECIAL SOLAR GLASSES.

Instead, you can use the pinhole method by using either a colander, refracting telescope or card with a hole cut into it to project the eclipse onto another piece of paper.

Please take care when taking pictures and DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN.

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