http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31965456UK and Northern Europe has just witnessed perhaps a Once in a lifetime event! Reports indicate that Millions of people in the UK and northern Europe have glimpsed the best solar eclipse in years. A great swathe of the Earth’s surface was plunged into darkness as the Moon came between us and the Sun. From an aeroplane above the Faroe Islands, a BBC camera crew captured startling footage of the event reaching totality at 09:41 GMT. The deep shadow formed first in the North Atlantic and then swept up into the Arctic, ending at the North Pole. People keen to catch a glimpse of the rare phenomenon were advised not to look directly at it. Looking directly at the Sun can cause serious harm, and skywatchers were directed to the multiple ways to catch an eclipse safely and in comfort. FULL REPORT