Astronomy: Same day as the March Equinox 2015
It's a Total Solar Eclipse in the Faroe Islands and Svalbard (Norway), and a Partial Solar Eclipse in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa. The eclipse starts at 07:41 UTC and ends at 11:50 UTC.
Where the Eclipse Was Seen
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Path of the Eclipse Shadow
Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Europe, North/West Asia, North/West Africa, East in North America, Atlantic, Arctic.
Eclipse Shadow Path
When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline
The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.
|Event||UTC Time||Time in Washington DC*|
|First location to see the partial eclipse begin||Mar 20 at 07:40:54||Mar 20 at 3:40:54 am|
|First location to see the full eclipse begin||Mar 20 at 09:09:31||Mar 20 at 5:09:31 am|
|Maximum Eclipse||Mar 20 at 09:45:40||Mar 20 at 5:45:40 am|
|Last location to see the full eclipse end||Mar 20 at 10:21:24||Mar 20 at 6:21:24 am|
|Last location to see the partial eclipse end||Mar 20 at 11:50:12||Mar 20 at 7:50:12 am|
* These local times do not refer to a specific location but indicate the beginning, peak, and end of the eclipse on a global scale, each line referring to a different location. Please note that the local times for Washington DC are meant as a guideline in case you want to view the eclipse via a live webcam. They do not mean that the eclipse is necessarily visible there.
An Eclipse Never Comes Alone!
A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.
Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.
This is the first eclipse this season.
Second eclipse this season: April 4, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse