Coverage courtesy of Slooh.
Europe promises to be the center of the astronomical world March 20. On that day, the Sun, Moon, and Earth align, and the Moon casts its shadow onto Earth’s surface. Where the alignment is exact — along a path that skirts south of Iceland before crossing the Danish Faroe Islands and Norway’s island of Spitsbergen — people will witness totality and bask in the glow of the Sun’s stunning corona. Across the remainder of Europe, observers will see a partial eclipse.
This northern track means the Sun hangs low in the sky along the entire eclipse track. On the Faroe Islands, which lie about halfway between Iceland and Norway, totality occurs with the Sun 20° above the southeastern horizon some three hours after sunrise. The total phase lasts about two minutes, with the precise duration depending on your location.