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Photos Of Friday’s Solar Eclipse From Around The World And In Space

Giuseppe Macri Tech Editor

A solar eclipse, Supermoon and the vernal equinox made for some stunning images where the phenomena were visible around the world Friday morning.

Norwegian Sea:

A view from a plane during the so-called "Eclipse Flight" from the Russian city of Murmansk to observe the solar eclipse above the neutral waters of the Norwegian Sea

Friday’s solar eclipse is the only total solar eclipse for the year, and was only fully visible on the northernmost islands of Europe, including the Danish Faroe Islands and Norwegian island group Svalbard. A partial eclipse was visible across Europe, northern Africa and a large portion of northern Asia.

Russia:

A star on the top of the tower of the Kremlin is seen during a partial solar eclipse in central Moscow

The eclipse coincided with a Supermoon — when a full or new moon reaches perigee, or its closest position to the Earth in its elliptical orbit — and the vernal equinox, when the sun shines directly on the equator, marking the first day of spring (this technically won’t occur until 6:45 p.m. ET Friday).

England:

A bird rests on a branch as a partial solar eclipse is seen, near Bridgwater, in south western England

The U.S. will see two lunar eclipses this year on April 4 and Sept. 28, but the next solar eclipse won’t occur until August 2017.

Sarajevo:

A partial eclipse of the sun is seen through clouds in Sarajevo

European Space Agency’s Proba-2 sun probe:

International Space Station:

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