The DJ Chris Evans on Radio 2 also said that it was 'the best one hour of television that he'd ever seen'.
It was beautifully filmed with a great soundtrack and was, over and above everything else - all science.
BUT...one fact struck me and that was this: the reason we get a 'perfect' solar eclipse, explained Cox, is because the sun is exactly four hundred times further away from the earth than the moon and the sun is exactly four hundred times greater in diameter than the moon. Any variation in this ie: four hundred times further away and only three hundred and ninety nine times greater in diameter etc would not result in a total and perfect eclipse.
What a coincidence thought presenter Cox.
Coincidence or design?