A total solar eclipse was visible in the Faroe Islands today. The eclipse was a dazzling display that kicked off a day of major celestial events.
People on the Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic halfway between Iceland and Norway, had the front-row seats to see the eclipse, which happened early Friday morning as the new moon completely covered the sun.
A partial solar eclipse was also visible in most of Europe.
This is the world’s first total solar eclipse since November 2013.
The moon will also reach perigee on Friday, the point where it is closest to the Earth, creating a supermoon — albeit a dark one — that will add another element to the total solar eclipse.
Get ready for spring if you live in the northern hemisphere.
The official start of spring, the vernal equinox, will be marked on Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET when the Earth’s axis lines up perpendicularly to the sun’s rays — marking one of the two equinoxes that occur each year.