Solar eclipse 2015 livestream

The first bite of the apple. Steve Parsons/PA

The first solar eclipse to reach UK shores since 1999, the view out of the window from Conversation Towers in central London is sadly uniformally grey as thick cloud blankets the city.

However there’s a band of open sky across the Midlands, and for those in a similar situation this livestream from the observatory at the University of Nottingham should provide a view of the solar eclipse as it unfolds.