A spontaneous stargazing street party broke out in Great Bowden Road, Market Harborough, this morning as people gathered to watch the partial solar eclipse.
Joggers, people rushing to work, and even a rag-and-bone man all pulled in to watch the eclipse drawing in over the town.
Great Bowden Road resident Andy Thomas, who sent us the pictures here, said: “One man showed me a photograph of the pinhole camera he’d built using a cardbox box in his back garden.
“The sun shone clearly through the trees in the churchyard. As it progressed, we found the light weakened, a chill breeze sprung from nowhere and the birds returned silently to the tree branches.”
For the photographers among you, Andy sent us these technical details: Pentax K100D DSLR in manual mode with a 200mm lens, 1/3000 of a second at f22, fitted with a Hoya ND400 Solar Filter and a UV filter just for luck.
Story by Alex Blackwell.