The temperature dropped and what we saw in the sky was unbelievable. It was like somebody had put a painting up there.
Then it went incredibly dark, it was incredibly eerie.
ITV News' Science Correspondent Alok Jha reports on his experience of the total eclipse in Svalbard:
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.