It may have been a massive letdown thanks to our weather reverting to its old-fashioned overcast ways, but the solar eclipse that was visible across Ireland, Britain and the Arctic this morning was even more spectacular when seen from space.
Yes, the sightings from around the country were meagre at best.
— Rick O'Shea (@rickoshea) March 20, 2015
— Eleanore Hutch (@elehutch) March 20, 2015
— Socorro Sampaio (@socorrosampaio) March 20, 2015
95% solar eclipse in Dublin - no duller than the average day :-( pic.twitter.com/sSBjmC6GNv
— Sean Blanchfield (@seanblanchfield) March 20, 2015
But space? That's a whole other story.
— Jason Elsom (@JasonElsom) March 20, 2015
— Daniel Petre Nitoiu (@DanielPetreNito) March 20, 2015
Let's face it, everything is better in space.
Update: As Gizmodo points out, those photos are big fat fakes, with the first one 'a 3D rendering made in Terragen 2 by DevianArt user ~A4size-ska'. So it turns out no one got a good look at the eclipse.