Watch epic pictures of a solar eclipse

Check out the eclipse filmed in Washington DC, Nairobi and Lagos.

A rare solar eclipse was seen across Africa, Europe and the US.

It happens when the Moon sits between the Earth and the Sun, plunging parts of the world into complete darkness

It was first seen in the southern United States, and is moving east. The best view of the total eclipse on land was visible from Gabon.

The total eclipse then moved east across the African continent. Partial views were available in southern Europe.

Watch footage of the eclipse filmed in Washington DC, Nairobi and Lagos!

Confused animals

Some animals can sometimes behave in strange ways during a solar eclipse.

Experts say birds can fall asleep, because when it goes dark, they think it's night time!

Scientists will also be using underwater cameras at the Great Barrier Reef to capture sea creatures' reactions to the strange event.

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