WATCH: Readers’ pictures of the solar eclipse in Northumberland

Here is a slideshow of pictures of yesterday’s partial solar eclipse sent in by our readers.

They were taken from a number of locations across Northumberland, where around 95 per cent of the sun was covered and the clouds cleared in time to catch a glimpse of the phenomenon.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between the sun and earth. A total eclipse occurs due to a coincidence of positioning, when the moon exactly covers the sphere of the sun, as seen in the UK in 1999.

See an amazing timelapse video of the eclipse taken in Northumberland.

Watch Northumberland schoolchildren excited by the eclipse.

The solar eclipse

The solar eclipse