In pictures: Millions of stargazers watch total solar eclipse across central and north America

The solar eclipse was first seen over Mazatlan, in Mexico, with people using specially designed glasses to watch along, ITV News' US Correspondent Dan Rivers reports


Millions of people have enjoyed a once-in-a-generation experience in Central and North America by taking in the rare sight of a total solar eclipse.

The eclipse - which occurs when the moon moves in front of the sun - travelled along a so-called 'path of totality', which included Dallas, Indianapolis, New York and Montreal.

The total eclipse of the sun lasted up to four minutes and 29 seconds in some areas.

Anyone who missed the chance to watch the eclipse will have to wait another 21 years before the event returns to American shores.

Cloudy skies prevented spectators in the UK from seeing a partial solar eclipse, though viewing conditions were best in the far northwest of Scotland, including the Hebrides.

Here, ITV News takes a look at the best pictures of the phenomenon.

The solar eclipse seen over Mazatlan, Mexico. Credit: AP
People use specially designed glasses to watch the solar eclipse in Mazatlan. Credit: AP
People watch the solar eclipse in Mazatlan. Credit: AP
The moon covers the sun during a total solar eclipse in Mazatlan. Credit: AP
People watch in Eagle Pass, Texas, as the moon partially covers the sun during a total solar eclipse. Credit: AP
A resident of a downtown apartment complex glances out of his window as the eclipse begins over Columbia, Missouri. Credit: AP
A couple watch the solar eclipse in Wooster, Ohio. Credit: AP
The moon moves in front of the sun at Eagle Pass Student Activities Centre, in Texas. Credit: AP
Cleveland Guardians baseball mascot Ketchup dances with a fan while wearing special glasses to watch the eclipse. Credit: AP
A woman and her parrot watch the solar eclipse from the Griffith Observatory, in California. Credit: AP
Clouds cover the sky in Arlington, Texas. Credit: AP
Pink flamingos move around their enclosure at the Fort Worth Zoo, in Texas, during the eclipse. Credit: AP
The partial lunar eclipse is visible from Whitley Bay on the north east coast of England. Credit: PA

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