Curious stargazers in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa watched as the moon crept into position today, creating a rare total solar eclipse.
Transavia Airlines provided their passengers with a birds-eyes view.
However, other viewers seemed out of luck.
— The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) March 20, 2015
After watching the celestial event, eager umbraphiles –- those who love eclipses — around the world took to Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and Vine.
— Terry Virts (@AstroTerry) March 20, 2015
Most people were awed by the rare spectacle and created their own artistic renderings.
— Paul Hollywood (@PaulHollywood) March 20, 2015
— PedroPimentelVisuals (@Pedro_Pimentel) March 20, 2015
However, some gazers were less than amazed with their view of the rare solar sighting they voiced their disappointment through sarcasm and some through brutal honesty.
Me entering the office "ooh, it's definitely darker than 2 mins ago. Eclipse time guys!"… Colleague "they're tinted windows." #stillgrey
— Ellie Gellard (@BevaniteEllie) March 20, 2015
— Steve Berry 🚮 (@unloveablesteve) March 20, 2015
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) March 20, 2015
But most importantly, every one watched safely.
The pupils at my mother-in-law's school, in their special eclipse gear. pic.twitter.com/alPOV2fp6A
— Robert Colvile (@rcolvile) March 20, 2015
— Frank O'Donnell (@fodonnell23) March 20, 2015