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The 11 Most Spectacular Eclipse Photos from London

Whoa! What a morning. What a spectacle. What an eclipse.​
March 20, 2015, 11:36am

This article originally appeared on VICE UK.

We hope you had your glasses on. This morning, the moon danced a wild dance across the face of the sun, in a total eclipse covering at its peak 97 percent of the solar surface. That doesn't sound very "total" to me but in the eclipse game I guess you take what you can get. Turn around, bright eyes.

In London, people were practically vibrating with excitement. One couple I saw on the way into work this morning were standing out in the street, staring at the sky, drinking a bottle of champagne. Had they been up all night? Did they think things might go a bit Melancholia and that the sun would crash into the Earth, wiping out all human life? Who knows. Not us.

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What we do know is that it was possibly the best solar eclipse to happen in the last 15 years. Here are the pictures – brace yourselves.

LIVE PHOTO OF LONDON ECLIPSE pic.twitter.com/3i2pDYfs7M
— Katie Lowe (@fatgirlphd) March 20, 2015

Well.. that eclipse was good. Thank you London!! pic.twitter.com/Ra1YWkvXas
— Nadia (@NadiaLemrini) March 20, 2015

Worst. Eclipse. Ever. #SolarEclipse #london pic.twitter.com/bwAMbh1LvI
— Lorn McVean (@lmcveee) March 20, 2015

London skyline eclipse fail pic.twitter.com/LZaxWA10OJ
— Rachael (@Truzza23) March 20, 2015

Central London, eclipse update: pic.twitter.com/zMPFFODlEB
— Tom Smith (@tom_smith3001) March 20, 2015

London did not disappoint. Eclipse in full swing #Eclipse2015 #London pic.twitter.com/c4Od5kIHgg
— Bart (@bart613) March 20, 2015

What the most spectacular solar eclipse in 16 years looks like - in London pic.twitter.com/FuOL8TmSuc
— pilitaclark (@pilitaclark) March 20, 2015

reassuring that a phenomenal eclipse event goes barely noticed under London cloud.. not so, the #climate uprising :) pic.twitter.com/J62AKl0Mv7
— Tessa Tennant (@TessaTennant) March 20, 2015

Total eclipse by the clouds #london #unimpressed #WhereTheEclipseAtDoe pic.twitter.com/hzUtKFZ1Fd
— Miss Izee (@Miss1z33) March 20, 2015

Solar eclipse fun in London … pic.twitter.com/ZCCa8UTrSU
— Jade Poulters (@poulterz) March 20, 2015

Fantastic view of the #eclipse in #London http://t.co/hJIgfFPLUQ pic.twitter.com/LyjLhobK2D
— Barbara Ana Gomez (@barbarana) March 20, 2015

Whoa. What a morning. What a spectacle. What an eclipse!

See you for the next one in 2090. Till then, I guess we'll have to somehow reacclimatize to the London sky looking like an ashtray that has been left out overnight in the rain.