Stargazers in Wirral were treated to a partial solar eclipse yesterday, when the moon passed between the earth and the sun.

At one point on Thursday morning, nearly a third of the Sun was blocked out by the moon.

An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun.

This causes the Sun to appear as a very bright ring, or annulus, in a phenomenon dubbed as the “ring of fire”.

Globe reader and regular photo contributor Ian Fairbrother sent in two photos that he captured yesterday as the moon passed moved in.

Wirral Globe: Photo: Ian FairbrotherPhoto: Ian Fairbrother

Another Globe reader, James McAllister captured the eclipse from his home in New Brighton.

Wirral Globe: Photo: James McAllisterPhoto: James McAllister

He said: "It was taken from my front garden. Luckily the clouds parted briefly and I was able capture picture on my phone."

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