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The solar eclipse caught on camera.
The solar eclipse caught on camera.

Friday’s solar eclipse was either a spectacular event or a bit of a disaster, depending on where you viewed it.

In Peterhead, there was some cloud cover, allowing those keen on capturing the moment on camera a brief period in which to do so.

The solar eclipse caught on camera.

The solar eclipse caught on camera.

However, elsewhere in the Aberdeenshire area, the views turned out to be cloud-free and Mintlaw photographer, Neil Willox, managed to capture, not only the solar eclipse itself, but the moment when a helicopter passed over it.

The amazing scene was sent to us by Neil along with a timeline of photographs from the event - the first time a solar eclipse has occured in 16 years.

Many folk headed out to get a glimpse of the phenomenon, and in Peterhead the streets were filled with folk keen to be part of the historic occasion.

Many viewed the eclipse via their mobile phones, while others adorned special eye protectors.

The whole event lasted less than half-an-hour, but was deemed worthwhile by all who took time out to view it.