Eclipse sweeps across Atlantic, visible only from remote islands

March 20, 2015 7:44 AM

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TORSHAVN (Reuters) - A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon set to block out the sun for a few thousand sky gazers on remote islands with millions more in Europe, Africa and Asia getting a partial celestial show.

The moon's shadow fell south of Greenland at 0741 GMT (0341 ET) and sped eastwards towards the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian Arctic islands of Svalbard, where hotels have been sold out for years to fans of the rare total eclipse.

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