Solar eclipse

Solar Eclipse at Willowford Farm B&B on Hadrian's Wall

Today we had a partial solar eclipse, just over 90% at our latitude. For most of the morning we had thick cloud but at around 9.30am it started to thin out and what remained proved to be a perfect veil for viewing the eclipse.

Solar Eclipse at Willowford Farm B&B on Hadrian's Wall
Close up of the eclipse

Some guests that were staying with us used a colander to project the eclipse on to a sheet of white paper – each hole in the colander produced a crescent.

Solar Eclipse at Willowford Farm B&B on Hadrian's Wall
The colander trick