Video: Solar Eclipse

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Kincardine and Mearns got the chance to see the total eclipse this morning thanks to a lucky break in the clouds

We managed to capture this footage from the Leader office on Ann Street Stonehaven this morning (Friday March 20).

We managed to snap this from the Mearns Leader office on Ann Street

We managed to snap this from the Mearns Leader office on Ann Street

Millions turned out to witness Britain enter the twilight zone of a near-total solar eclipse.

Some lucky sky-watchers got to experience the full extent of the event as the moon crossed in front of the sun, covering up to 97% of its face.

One of the best vantage points was in South Gloucestershire, where it was described as a “eerie” feeling as a chilly gloom descended and shadows sharpened.

Elsewhere there were reports of birds “going crazy” and flocking to trees, confused by the fading light.

For much of the UK, the eclipse revealed itself as an abnormal level of darkness at 9.30am in the morning while the sun remained hidden behind a blanket of cloud.

Another “deep” partial eclipse visible in the UK will not occur until August 12, 2026, and the next total eclipse not until September 2090.

If you have footage or a picture you can send them into us. Let us know where you took in the eclipse at news@mearnsleader.com