Tring man shares photos of Thursday's partial solar eclipse

The images of the astrological event were captured yesterday morning

Friday, 11th June 2021, 11:56 am

A man from Tring has shared images he captured from his home of yesterday's (Thursday) partial solar eclipse.

Gordon Dumpleton, of Faversham Close captured the images between 10am and 11.30am using a homemade filter on his camera.

He said: "It was lovely great opportunity you don’t get very often."

Gordon captured this image from his home in Tring

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the Sun, allowing only slivers of its light to pass around.

A partial eclipse differs to a total eclipse as a result of irregularities in the Moon’s orbit.

It is not always the same distance from the Earth. When it crosses the Sun’s path while at its closest, that is when a total eclipse takes place.

Yesterday, the Moon was too far away from the Earth to totally block out the sun.

Gordon captured this image from his home in Tring

The next small partial eclipse will take place in October next year and 2026 will bring a much more significant one as the Moon covers more than 90 per cent of the Sun.