Big chunks of Europe enjoyed a partial solar eclipse earlier today. London, Munich, Paris, Madrid and Oslo are just some of the cities that had a chance to see the moon partially block out the sun. If you were standing on land across the North Atlantic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea and the Arctic Ocean, you saw the moon completely block the sun.
The Slooh Community Observatory started its livecast of the solar eclipse from the Faroe Islands at 1:30 am this morning. Check out the replay here to see the epic moment the moon completely covered the sun. Fast forward to about 1 hour in the broadcast to see the solar eclipse start. Totality (when the moon covers the entire sun) happens at about 1 hour, 44 minutes.
Many parts of Europe were able to see more than half of the sun covered up earlier today. Check out some of the best photos below from Getty Images and AP. The third one is breathtaking.
Ever wonder what a solar eclipse looks like from a space station. On August 11, 1999, the Mir 27 crew took this photo of the moon casting a shadow on Earth from the Mir space station.
Samantha Cristoforetti, a crew member aboard the ISS, took several photos this morning. Here’s a partial solar eclipse from the ISS.