CLOUD scuppered Edinburgh stargazers’ hopes of catching a glimpse of a once-in-a-lifetime eclipse early today.
EARLY risers across northern Scotland were expected to have witnessed a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime annular solar eclipse this morning - weather permitting.
STARGAZERS from far and wide were today making their way to the north of Scotland, hoping to catch a glimpse of this weekend’s much anticipated annular eclipse.
This Saturday, weather permitting, Northern Scotland will be the only place in Britain where you have a chance of seeing the first annular eclipse since 1921, and the last until 2093. The only other countries where you will be able to see it are Greenland and Iceland.
A CAR park by the sea on the north coast of Scotland will this week become the most unlikely of tourist destinations for sun-worshippers, if only for two minutes and seven seconds.
SATURDAY, 31 May, in the early hours of the morning, will bring the moment that so many sun and moon worshippers have been waiting for. While they may not do a buck-naked sun dance à la Billy Connolly, there are many people who think that such natural phenomena have a significance outside of anything we can understand. Most people, however, just want to see it and say they were there.
VISITORS following the sun for the once-in-a-lifetime chance of seeing a natural phenomenon are being offered a view from one of the highest points in Scotland.