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Solar Eclipse Wrexham: Your Pictures

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015.

Today saw the first solar eclipse to take place in several years, with hundreds of people across Wrexham taking the morning to witness the rare event.

Across Wrexham people watched the event (safely!) from their homes or from a location outside. One person even got in touch to say that Plas Coch Retail Park and Sainsbury’s had ‘loads’ of people standing outside to witness the occasion.

The rare phenomenon took place at around 9:31am in Wrexham, with the moon covering 90% of the sun.

In the town the temperature got slightly cooler during the eclipse and while we weren’t ‘plunged’ into darkness, it did get ever so slightly darker.

There were concerns that the increase in cloud and air pollution that the country had been experiencing over the past few days would limit the visibility of the eclipse, however we seemed to be quite lucky and had a fairly clear day!

Across Wrexham people have taken to the streets and their back gardens to witness this rare event, with many opting to use home made devices or solar telescopes to get a view. Sarah Irving got in touch with Wrexham.com to say she had experimented with two paper plates which turned out to be quite ‘effective’.

For many this was the first time they had witnessed a solar eclipse, with many children at schools taking the morning to view the event.

Susan Williams Headteacher at Bwlchgwyn C P School sent us these photos of students witnessing the eclipse.

Susan Williams
Headteacher at
Bwlchgwyn C P School sent us these photos of students witnessing the eclipse.

Comments heard from the children included, "It's gone gloomy!" "The bird's are confused about bedtime!" "It was an awsome smiley face!" but another child disagreed after viewing through a pinhole camera because the image was upside-down!

Comments heard from the children included,
“It’s gone gloomy!”
“The bird’s are confused about bedtime!”
“It was an awsome smiley face!” but another child disagreed after viewing through a pinhole camera because the image was upside-down!

There have been reports of some less successful attempts, largely involving a colander and a piece of paper (also tried and failed by us).

We have been sent lots of fantastic photos by our readers this morning, so here are a collection of the various stages of eclipse photos below (Thanks to Sue McGrane for sending us the featured image above!)

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