As the weather here in the UK (and, indeed, much of Europe) was predominantly cloudy it wasn't possible to see the corona during totality. However, there were sufficient intermittent views of the Sun through the clouds to show the progress of the partial eclipse phases. In particular, the several minutes before and immediately after totality afforded almost continuous visibility of the sun through the clouds (probably due to the lunar shadow's cooling effect on the atmosphere).

This image stream was broadcast live to the world via the internet (and was possibly the only such source of useful images from the ground within the mainland UK totality zone). Over 208,000 of these images were actually downloaded by over 10,000 different locations in at least 70 countries on eclipse day (mostly between 10:00 and 12:00 BST)!!!

The web-cast was conducted by TAS Eclipse Coordinator Dave Norman.