In pictures: During a partial solar eclipse | UK News

Stargazers across the UK were able to see the solar phenomenon today as the sun appears to have been bitten.

The impressive sight is the result of a partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth.

Observers around the world went outside to watch the moment it happened, and those in western Siberia were expected to have the best views.

People are advised not to look directly at the sun to avoid eye damage.

Dr Robert Massey of the Royal Astronomical Society said the eclipse could cause the moon to block the view of “part or all of the bright solar surface” and the sun would “look like it was bitten”.

Here are some of the best photos of the eclipse as it unfolds:

The sun, obscured by the moon, shines through the clouds. Insulators for high voltage power lines can be seen in the foreground. Photo by Henning Kaiser/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images
picture.Associated Press
Partial eclipse in Tromsø, Norway.Image: UiT - Arctic University
View of Tromso, Norway
The sun breaks through the clouds during a partial solar eclipse visible from Stoodley Pike, a 1,300-foot-tall hill in the southern Pennines in West Yorkshire. Image Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
View over Stoodley Pike in the South Pennines, West Yorkshire
Partial solar eclipse shot behind clouds during sunset in Kathmandu, Nepal
view of Kathmandu
partial eclipse.Image: University of Siena
View of Siena
The sun over Bristol's sky during a partial solar eclipse. Image Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
The view of Bristol

A partial solar eclipse can be seen from the Calle Coates Watch House in North Shields. Image Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
View from Calle Court Watch House in North Shields

During a partial eclipse, the sun is above the treetops in the Bristol sky. Image Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
Another view from Bristol
The moon passing in front of the sun during a partial lunar eclipse seen through glass from a welding mask in Kelpice, near Falkirk. Image Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
View of the Kelpies near Falkirk.
Partial solar eclipse PIC: AP in Antwerp, Belgium
Views of Antwerp Photo: AP

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