If You Missed The 2015 Solar Eclipse, These Photos Provide A Stunning Recap Of The Celestial Event

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Millions of skywatchers across Northern Europe and parts of Asia and Africa were treated to a rare solar eclipse early Friday morning

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The point of greatest eclipse occurred above the Norwegian Sea around 5:46 a.m EDT on March 20, 2015, with the greatest period of darkness lasting for about three minutes, BBC reported.

Though the eclipse was not visible for those in the U.S., and clouds obscured the skies for some viewers in the U.K. and Faroe Islands, many professional and amateur photographers were able to capture spectacular views of the new moon blotting out the sun.

The next total solar eclipse that will be visible in parts of the U.S. will occur on Aug. 21, 2017.

If you missed the show, check out a stunning recap below.

  • ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite had a ringside seat to view the eclipse from orbit, using its SWAP imager to capture this image of the moon passing in front of the sun.

The moon crossing in front of the sun during the solar eclipse as seen from Berlin, Germany.

A skywatcher uses special glasses to view a partial solar eclipse as people gather near the Sphinx at the Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt

The sun is seen during the solar eclipse in Marseille, southern France.

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