Scores watch solar eclipse around the area

Children at the Bythams Primary School view the solar eclipse on March 20, 2015. EMN-150323-151348001

Children at the Bythams Primary School view the solar eclipse on March 20, 2015. EMN-150323-151348001

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People turned their heads to the sky to view a partial solar eclipse using special glasses or homemade pinhole cameras.

The moon began to pass in front of the sun at about 8.30am on Friday last week.

The eclipse lasted for about an hour, casting an eerie shadow over the area.

Pupils at The Bythams Primary School in Little Bytham used eclipse viewer glasses to watch the event.

“Headteacher Richard Clarke said: “These events don’t happen very often and so it is even more important to ensure the children experience them first hand.”

Year 6 pupil Ben Barnes added: “I will definitely keep the glasses to remind me about today’s experience.”