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.


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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.

solar eclipse from space

Samantha Cristoforetti, a crew member aboard the ISS, took several photos this morning. Here’s a partial solar eclipse from the ISS.

And, what looks like the umbra on the Earth’s surface. The umbra is the darkest part of the shadow. Look right above the left panel to see it.

The Next Solar Eclipse

The next solar eclipse will be a partial solar eclipse on September 13. I hope you are ready for an adventure. You’ll need to head to Antarctica and parts of southern Africa to see it.

The next total solar eclipse happens on March 9, 2016.

Millions of people across Indonesia will see a total solar eclipse. Most of south east Asia and Australia will see a partial solar eclipse.

What about the U.S? Mark down August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse will stretch from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast. I can’t wait.

solar eclipse US

Did you see the solar eclipse this morning? Email me your pictures and I’ll update the post with them.

Image credits: Getty Images, AP

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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