Skywatchers are waiting in anticipation for Friday’s solar eclipse, when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, plunging parts of the world into darkness.
The best place to see the eclipse is in the Faroe Islands, 200 miles off the coast of Scotland, and in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago, which will experience a total eclipse, reports the Guardian.
Starting in Greenland at sunrise, the eclipse will move in a semicircle northeast, passing over Iceland, and will reach the U.K. at around 8:45 a.m. local time. But most of the solar eclipse will go unseen as it crosses over the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans.
Weather permitting, residents in Europe and northern Africa, western Asia and parts of the Middle East will enjoy a partial eclipse to varying degrees. St. John’s in Newfoundland Canada will see a small part of the eclipse but the rest of North America won’t…
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