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Total Solar Eclipse in Europe

A Total Solar Eclipse will take place on Friday, March 20, 2015. While totality will be visible only from two populated areas of Earth – the Faroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway – most of Europe will be treated to a grand partial eclipse, weather permitting of course.

Can you see the Eclipse in your city?

Not in Europe? Check out our nifty Eclipse Animation to see how the Eclipse will look like as it progresses

10 facts about this eclipse

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March Equinox on March 20 or 21

This year's March Equinox will also fall on the same day as the Total Solar Eclipse. At 22:45 UTC on Friday, March 20, the Sun will be directly overhead the Equator, marking the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the first day of autumn (fall) in the Southern Hemisphere. Read more

10 things you should know about the March Equinox

Tell us what you think!

Will you be watching the March 20 Total Solar Eclipse?

Click an option below to send your vote

  1. Of course! I am traveling to Svalbard/ the Faroe Islands to see it.
  2. I won't be able to see totality, but I'll definitely be watching the partial eclipse.
  3. Nope! Can't see it from where I am.
  4. Yes! On my computer. I'll be live streaming it.
  5. Absolutely not! Eclipses are bad omens. I am going to be hiding under my bed!
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Time Zone News

▶ Mongolia Gives DST Another Chance

▶ March 29, 2015: Europe starts Daylight Saving Time

▶ Palestinian Territories Start DST One Day Later

Did you know...

...that one of the best places in the world to celebrate the March Equinox is the El Castillo Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico? Only on the day of the Equinoxes, the Sun casts a shadow that looks like a serpent slithering down the pyramid.

March Equinox celebrations around the world

Tip of the month

Looking at the Sun – eclipsed or otherwise – can cause irreparable harm to the eyes. Use eclipse glasses to safely see an eclipse. Can't get your hands on eclipse glasses? Do not fret! Use our easy-to-follow instructions to make a pinhole projector.

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