A satellite has captured this footage of the solar eclipse from space.
This European Space Agency's Sun-watching Proba-2 mini satellite captured the footage, which shows the shadow of the moon sweeping down across the brightly burning sun.
Children were not allowed out of their classrooms. One parent was furious and is demanding an explanation.
Millions turned their eyes towards the sky as it darkened around the world to reveal a spectacular lunar phenomenon.
A near-total eclipse of the sun has begun, but cloud cover across much of London is disappointing many.