March 20: Total Solar Eclipse And Supermoon

SE2015Mar20T_3211178aMarch 20th is the spring equinox , the first day of Spring when the day and night are nearly equal length.  On March 20th there will be a total solar eclipse and a supermoon.

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The celestial spectacle can be observed from large parts of  North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South West Asia.  The area where the total eclipse can be observed lies within a wide corridor across the Northern Atlantic, North Sea and Norwegian Sea.  The only populated places where the total solar eclipse can bee seen are the Faroe Islands and the Svalbard Islands (between Norway and the North Pole).

Europe will experience Earth’s biggest solar eclipse since 1999 and it could cause some real disruption due to Europe’s reliance on solar energy. Continue reading “March 20: Total Solar Eclipse And Supermoon”