Solar Eclipse Grips Skywatchers Across Europe

March 20, 2015 12:08 PM

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Solar Eclipse Grips Skywatchers Across Europe

Millions of people across Europe looked to the skies on Friday to catch a glimpse of a rare solar eclipse, though a blanket of clouds across large parts of the continent obscured the view for many.

Residents of the remote Svalbard archipelago in the Norwegian Arctic were among the best placed to view the astronomical spectacle. For about two minutes and 45 seconds, the moon totally obscured the sun, bringing darkness to the land. The spectacle—from the time when the moon starts to cover the su...

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