1. Wide shot of people gathering to watch the eclipse
2. Mid shot of people standing with their telescopes
3. Various of people setting up their telescopes
4. Mid shot of two people looking into the sky with their binoculars
5. Various of the moon starting to cross over the sun
6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jesus Gallego, Professor of Physics, Madrid University:
"In the past it was very interesting to observe the sun; specific features of the sun. Now that we use satellites to observe the Sun on a daily basis, we use the solar eclipses to know much better the Moon orbit. We are able to know with much larger precision the orbit of the Moon.
7. Mid shot of people gathering to watch the eclipse
8. Mid shot of people looking through their telescopes
9. Long shot of the annular eclipse (UPSOUND: People cheering)
10. Mid shot of people sitting in semi darkness
11. Various of people looking at the annular eclipse through special glasses
12. Long shot of the annular eclipse
13. Various of people looking at the annular eclipse through special glasses and binoculars
14. SOUNDBITE: (German) Natasja Brughmans, Observatory of Dusseldorf:
"I have already seen a total eclipse in 1999, it was more beautiful because then it was completely dark and you could see some stars next to the sun, it was a bit more intensive to observe. But today it was worth seeing the golden ring around the moon, it was really beautiful."
15. Mid shot of person looking at the eclipse through their telescope
16. SOUNDBITE: (English)
"We are seeing the annular eclipse of the sun today in Madrid, and it is spectacular. I have seen a number of total eclipses and have seen one other annular in Iceland and they are all very nice to watch."
17. Wide shot of people gathered to watch the eclipse
Thousands of people gathered across Portugal and Spain on Monday to catch a glimpse of a rare solar eclipse that began to dim the Iberian peninsula shortly before 10 a.m. (0800GMT).
Such an eclipse has not happened for 200 years.
In Madrid, families, teenagers with teachers and groups of enthusiasts met at the city's planetarium beneath a cloudless sky and donned protective eyeglasses to watch the eclipse directly or via giant television screen.
In the city centre, office workers and school children went to the rooftops as the normally blinding light of the Spanish capital dimmed and the air chilled.
People shared the special glasses to view the phenomenon.
Because of the eclipse trajectory, Madrid was judged the best place to view it.
Professor of Physics, Jesus Gallego said they are use satellites to observe the sun on a daily basis, and they use the solar eclipses to know much better the Moon orbit. "We are able to know with much larger precision the orbit of the Moon" he said.
During the event, called an annular eclipse, the moon masks the sun like a black plate, leaving a bright rim.
Initially, from the Spanish capital, the eclipse could be seen taking a bite off the top of the sun.
Slowly the moon slid downward across the sun, eventually settling on it for four minutes just before 0900GMT.
Through the eyeglasses, all that could be seen of the sun was a perfect reddish ring the size of a dime. Through camera lenses, the ring showed white.
Natasja Brughmans from Observatory of Dusserldorf said it was worth seeing "the golden ring around the moon."