1st Eclipse of 2015 Falls on the Vernal Equinox


Illustration Credit & Copyright: Michael Zeiler.  See all of his amazing eclipse links below!

On Friday, March 20, 2015 (Vernal Equinox) one of the universe’s most beautiful and awe inspiring events will take place over the skies of Europe; a solar eclipse.  Tough toted as a total solar eclipse (and it is) very few will be able to see totality because of its remote path of travel in the arctic, above Europe and out over the North Pole.  I believe that only the Faroe Islands and Svalbard will be the only locations that totality crosses land so if you’re not on a planned venture to those islands or to that region via ship or plane, totality will evade you.

Don’t be disappointed though!  All of Europe, Iceland & Greenland (weather permitting) will be treated to an incredible partial solar eclipse of more than 50%.  The closer you can get to totality the deeper the eclipse will be for you.  Most locations throughout Europe will see more than 75% of the Sun eclipsed so the view will still be worth calling out sick for (this stays between us).

To everyone else on Earth, I’m sorry; this one just isn’t for us.  Maybe next time!

Also, because of this event falling on the Spring Equinox a very rare occurrence will take place.  This eclipse ends precisely at the North Pole and it won’t happen again for thousands of years!

I hope you got some decent information here but for more to include exact times, etc. see the links below as Michael is by far the best eclipse mapper out there.

Michael Zeiler page for this eclipse: http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/march-20-2015/

The Great American Eclipse: http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/

Blog: http://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/blog/

Eclipse Maps: http://www.eclipse-maps.com/Eclipse-Maps/Welcome.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/americaneclipse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatamericaneclipse

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/106286650854129264322/posts

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MichaelZeiler

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user10519144

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