A polar total Solar Eclipse – PL

After more than a year without Total Solar Eclipses (the last was on November 3, 2013), the one occurring on March 20, 2015 will see the shadow of the Moon touching Earth’s surface only in two arctic lands: Faroe and Svalbard Islands.
From Europe only a partial eclipse can be observed, with the peak of solar disk occultation occurring in Iceland, Ireland, Scotland and Norway. For example in north Spain the solar disk coverage will be about 70%.

Shelios and GLORIA have chosen as final destination for the Eclipse watching the Faroe Islands (Denmark), located in the heart of the „Gulf Stream” in the North Atlantic (62° N) northwest of Scotland, halfway between Norway and Iceland. The expedition is coordinated by Dr. Miquel Serra-Ricart (IAC).
The eclipse observing site will be the Centre for Maritime Studies (University of the Faroe Islands) located in the archipelago’s capital, Torshavn. The event will be transmitted live on the sky-live.tv website.
The total duration of the eclipse is 2h 14m. The totality duration at Faroe Islands will be 2m 46s. However the live broadcasting will last 15 minutes in total. There will be two live connections on March 20th:

Connection 1: with a total duration of 5 minutes at 8:45-8:50 UT (9:45 to 9:50 CET) coinciding with the maximum of the partial occultation in Europe.
Connection 2: with a total duration of 10 minutes at 9:35-9:45 UT (10:35 to 10:45 CET) to encompass the period of total eclipse.

More information about the broadcasting can be found here.

Press release here.

Can find more information about the eclipse at F. Espenack’s website – NASA