The cloud cover may have obscured views of the solar eclipse, but we are already seeing some stunning pictures of the Moon passing in front of part of the Sun - and you can submit yours too.

David Ansley, Lynda Bullock, Richie Hows and Mark Ward, members of the Watford Observer Camera Club, captured these great shots as almost a third of the Sun was blocked out by the Moon in what is known as an annular eclipse.

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Picture: David Ansley/Watford Observer Camera Club

An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun.

This causes the Sun to appear as a very bright ring, or annulus, in a phenomenon dubbed as the “ring of fire”.

However, observers in the UK and Ireland saw a crescent Sun instead of a ring, as today's event is a partial eclipse.

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Picture: Lynda Bullock/Watford Observer Camera Club

It couldn't be simpler to submit your pictures of the solar eclipse. Simply click on the link below and follow the instructions.

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Picture: Richie Hows/Watford Observer Camera Club

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Picture: Mark Ward/Watford Observer Camera Club

Your solar eclipse photos

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Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead

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Partially cloudy shot of the eclipse but makes it rather moody

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Rickmansworth

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Partial eclipse from my garden
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Used an nd filter

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