Members of the Basingstoke Gazette Camera Club were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of last Thursday's partial solar eclipse.

The rare event saw the sun and moon move exactly in line with the Earth.

The partial solar eclipse, took place between 10.10am and 12.20pm on Thursday, though experts said the best time to see it would have been around 11.14am.

Heavy cloud cover across much of Basingstoke meant few were able to catch a glimpse of the event.

Commenting on the photo he took, Gavin Turner wrote: "The clouds really helped diffuse the light intensity. Although, what I have learnt, is OMG, the sensor on my camera looks like it's been dragged through a sand pit."

Basingstoke Gazette: Photo by Gavin TurnerPhoto by Gavin Turner

But Mike Alamar was smart not to point his camera to the sun. Instead he captured a reflection of the eclipse in a bucket of water.

Helen Davies also used a bowl of water to capture the rare celestial phenomenon.

She wrote: "My attempt at photographing this mornings solar eclipse in a bowl of water."

Basingstoke Gazette: Photo by Helen DaviesPhoto by Helen Davies

Eric Denton wrote: "This morning's partial eclipse taken through the clouds using a Pentax K-50 fitted with a 55-300mm zoom lens and a 1.4x converter."

While Darren Burton posted: "Partial Solar Eclipse (Mercury somewhere near by too). Took these through sunglasses, not that it would have saved my camera any more really."

Ian Wallis, Fay Nickless and Pam Denton also shared their photos in the camera club.

Fay said she was glad the clouds gave cover to capture the eclipse.

Basingstoke Gazette: Photo by Fay NicklessPhoto by Fay Nickless

Ian used a sunglass as filter to capture the partial eclipse using his phone.

A partial solar eclipse occures when the Moon move across the face of sun but not completely block out the light coming from it. Instead, there will be just a thin sliver of brilliance left to shine around the Sun's disc.