Freaky Friday: Solar eclipse, Supermoon, spring equinox

Doyle Rice,
Date: 3:43 p.m. EDT March 18, 2015

First the aurora borealis and now a solar eclipse — what a week for skywatchers! Plus it occurs Friday (the first day of spring) and alongside a Supermoon.

One caveat: The total eclipse will not be visible anywhere in the USA and will be seen only by folks on some rather remote islands in far northern Europe Friday morning. Residents of the Danish-owned Faroe Islands and the sparsely inhabited Norwegian island group of Svalbard will be the only lucky ones to see the full spectacle.

A partial solar eclipse will be visible across all of Europe, northern Africa and much of northern Asia, according to A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon obscures only part of the sun from Earth’s view.


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