Solar eclipse gives us plenty to smile about

Penicuik photographer Alan Wilson captures the solar eclipse

Penicuik photographer Alan Wilson captures the solar eclipse

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Hundreds of Midlothian people stopped what they were doing on Friday morning to capture a glimpse of the solar eclipse.

The phenomenon, where the moon passes between the Earth and sun, started at 8.30am.

School children from local primary and high schools watched the event using special eyewear and devices such as pinhole cameras.

Many shared images of their science work on social media.

At its maximum, at 9.35am, the partial solar eclipse, looking like a smile in the sky, could be viewed.

The eclipse, the first significant one since 1999, finished at 10.44am.

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