#eclipse2015 live from Newquay – the first social media eclipse
Twitter is awash with solar eclipse tweets this morning as well as brands jumping in with eclipse related hashtags to try to make money out of the natural phenomenon (#oreoeclipse is that really a thing?) in what is the first proper eclipse of the social media age.
But the fact is that for a lot of the UK there’s very little to see because of the cloud cover. Helpfully The Telegraph and I’m sure many others have live feeds so you can watch the solar eclipse complete with traffic noise and onlookers on your smartphone or computer all the way from Newquay where the weather is a little less cloudy. See below.
You can also get regular updates here of what is the best solar eclipse since 1999 over on The Guardian. There are also lots of funny eclipse related quips on Twitter of course. Here are just some of the most amusing.
Are we sure the #eclipse2015 isn't an Apple PR stunt? pic.twitter.com/4vvU037QjT
— Phil Harman (@phil_harman) March 20, 2015
The most impressive thing about the eclipse is the fact that it's managed to get self-employed people out of bed before 9:30am.
— Miss L (@ProResting) March 20, 2015
Remember, don’t look at the sun this morning. And try to keep away from the daily mail too.
— Richard Wiseman (@RichardWiseman) March 20, 2015
Danny Alexander will be waving an orange in front of a lightbulb for the LibDem’s alternative eclipse tomorrow. #eclipse2015
— James O'Malley (@Psythor) March 20, 2015
Worst Kraftwerk gig ever #eclipse pic.twitter.com/hJLQ9GKp1E
— Mr Del Bra Burner (@nundmc) March 20, 2015