The much awaited solar eclipse occurred over Sleaford this morning from 9.30-9.45am.
The lights didn’t completely go out but the town certainly went a bit dim as birds flew home to roost, confused by the light and everyone in schools got out their telecopses and homemade eclipse viewers to see the first event of its kind since 1999.
Kesteven and Sleaford High School headteacher Craig Booker said: “We have had the whole school out here this morning - all 800 from the sixth form to year sevens.
“For most people here it will not happen again in their lifetime so we thought it important to experience it as a whole community.”
He said they had been viewing it with eveyrthing from colanders to cereal boxes and scientific equipment. The science department were measuring the drop and rise in temperature.”
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