20 March 2015 Solar Eclipse

Credit: NASA

Total solar eclipse is that during which the Moon totally blocks the light of the sun – can be seen somewhere on Earth every year or two. Totality can occur anywhere on the planet and usually in remote locations. On Friday (20 March 2015), people across Europe, Northern Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East saw a partial solar eclipse. And a few lucky people of Islands and Svalbard saw something even rarer: a total solar eclipse.  This  solar eclipse was not seen in India. There will be a total eclipse in America in 2017, and several in the coming decade in the southern hemisphere, the next total eclipse anywhere near us will be in 2081 in central Europe, and in Britain in 2090. On 13 September 2015 there will be Partial Solar Eclipse in India.

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