Saturday, 21 March 2015

“Breathtaking” eclipse expected in SW London

More than 80,000 people are expected to glimpse a spectacular solar eclipse in Twickenham, SW London, later today.

It is expected that a great swathe of the Earth's surface will be plunged into darkness as French rugby player Mathieu Bastareaud passes in front of the sun.

The European Space Agency predict the Bastareaud-
eclipse will look something like this
People keen to catch a glimpse of the rare phenomenon are advised not to look directly at it and special Bastareaud-eclipse glasses are being issued free to all ticket holders.

"We’ll have a pretty spectacular view," says England coach Stuart Lancaster. "This will be extraordinary."


School children try out their special
Bastareaud-eclipse glasses

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