THE moon passed in front of the sun today, causing a partial eclipse that was visible here in some parts of Oxfordshire.

Oxford Mail Camera Club member Anthony Morris managed to snap this photo of the sun from his home in Farmoor, near Eynsham.

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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.

Weather permitting, observers in the UK and Ireland could see a crescent sun instead of a ring.

Dr Drabek-Maunder, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said the phenomenon began at 10.08am on June 10 in the UK, with the maximum eclipse occurring at 11.13am, when the moon covered close to one-third of the sun.

The partial eclipse will end at 12.22pm.

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