Total Eclipse of the Sun, Faroes and Svalbard — March 20, 2015

See also the basic data page for this eclipse.

On the 20th of March 2015, a spectacular total solar eclipse lasting from 09:09:33–10:21:22 UT will cross the sea between Iceland and the UK. This will be an amazing spectacle for the lucky few on the path of totality in the Faroes and Svalbard, where a total eclipse lasting well over 2 minutes will be seen. Observers in Iceland, the British Isles and Scandinavia will be treated to a very deep partial eclipse; while much less spectacular than the total eclipse, this is still a rare and impressive event which will be well worth seeing.

The following pages provide more detail on exactly where to see this eclipse. Don't forget to select your preferred timezone for the timings shown here. You might also want to check out the other sections of this site for information on what a solar eclipse is; how to observe an eclipse; and the science behind eclipses.

Safety First!
A total solar eclipse is not safe to look at with the naked eye except during the few brief seconds or minutes of total eclipse, when the Sun itself is completely obscured by the Moon. At all other times, and if you are outside of the path of the total eclipse, you must use proper solar viewing protection. For more information, see our eye safety page.