Solar eclipse 2015: Millions witness phenomenon across UK and Europe

Millions of people across the UK and Europe have witnessed the best solar eclipse in years.

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Cosmic coincidence brings rare eclipse of the sun

A cosmic coincidence treated much of the northern hemisphere to a rare image today - a total eclipse of the sun.

At its most striking the further north you were, the moon blotting out the sun drew huge crowds in many countries.

In Britain, where there was a partial eclipse, many areas were plunged into near darkness. But some, particularly in the south, found the eclipse obscured by cloudy weather.

ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler reports on how the UK welcomed a solar spectacle:

Person treated for injuries sustained during eclipse

A person was treated at A&E in Scunthorpe General Hospital earlier today after sustaining injuries during the eclipse.

The partial solar eclipse, earlier today. Credit: Reuters

A spokeswoman for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust said:

One person had to be treated in the accident and emergency department at Scunthorpe General Hospital earlier today due to injuries sustained during the partial eclipse of the sun.

– Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

They did not give any more details on the nature of the injuries, or their severity.

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