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Different views of solar eclipse seen across Wales

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Media captionTimelapse video of the solar eclipse in Cardiff

Thousands of people across Wales gathered to enjoy a good view of the solar eclipse which has taken place.

The nation was one of the best places to see it and in Cardiff more than 100 people queued at the National Museum Wales for a share of the the special glasses.

The next visible partial eclipse in the UK will not happen until August 2026.

The phenomenon happens when the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth.

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Image caption Spencer Grennan took this picture from St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff
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Image caption The view of the eclipse in south Wales reaching its peak
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Image caption Allan Trow took this picture in south Wales
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Image caption This picture of the sun was taken through filtered telescopes at Mountain Centre Brecon Beacons at 09:02 GMT
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Image caption This picture was taken at the start of the eclipse
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Image caption And this was taken at 07:55 GMT with the sun in full view
Image caption The eclipse as seen through a telescope at St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff
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Image caption This picture of the eclipse was posted on Twitter by @LoveTywyn
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Image caption Bronwen Davies took this picture in Treherbert, Rhondda
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Image caption This was the view from the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
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Image caption Paul Hadley took this picture of the eclipse from Conwy, north Wales
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Image caption Brian Woosnam took this picture in Old Colwyn
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Image caption The eclipse over Snowdonia
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Image caption Jodie Williams took this from Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey
Image caption View of the eclipse from Pontypridd
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Image caption @jessmagness23 took this picture at the Keep Wales Tidy office
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Image caption Hundreds of people gathered at Cardiff museum to watch a partial solar eclipse
Image caption BBC Wales presenter Garry Owen used a welding mask to view the eclipse in Cardiff
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Image caption This picture of the eclipse, as seen through a colander near Raglan at about 09:30 GMT, was sent in by Julia Harrison
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Image caption Youngsters at Cardiff museum used their special glasses to watch the eclipse
Image caption Caroline Davies, 64, looks through a solar viewer she made from the BBC Star Gazing Eclipse Guide 2015
Image caption People queuing for eclipse glasses at the National Museum of Wales
Image caption People in Aber used special 'sunspotters' to view the eclipse
Image caption An eclipse party was held in Old Colwyn
Image caption Rob Woodman, head of science at Ysgol Bro Gwaun, in Fishguard, set up the school's solar telescopes
Image caption Observers watched the eclipse at St Fagans National History Museum through safe solar glasses
Image caption Pupils at Ysgol Bro Gwaun, in Fishguard, looked at the eclipse through pinhole telescopes made out of cardboard tubes

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