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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:

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