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Today's eclipse is the most complete witnessed in Europe since 1999. 

A solar eclipse has plunged much of northern Europe into darkness as the moon crosses the sun's path in a much-anticipated astronomical event. 

The height of the eclipse's effects in Malta will be seen around 10:30am but cloud cover makes it difficult to view the event directly. About 40% of the sun is expected to be blocked out. 

Today's eclipse is the most complete witnessed in Europe since 1999. 

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