WATCH: The much-anticipated solar eclipse delivered some spectacular views, but it was made even more special by falling on the same days as the spring equinox and a super moon. Vassy Kapelos reports. TORONTO — It is this year’s only total solar eclipse, and though not many people were treated to totality, many across northern Europe were able to catch at least a partial eclipse as the moon crossed in front of the sun Friday morning.
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Here are some amazing photographs of the eclipse.
As Europe enjoyed a partial solar eclipse on the morning of Friday 20 March 2015, ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite had a ringside seat from orbit.
Photographer Thomas Heaton managed to get some photos of the solar eclipse in Woller, Northumberland on March 20, 2015.
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A dog wisely uses solar glasses during the eclipse on March 20, 2015.
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The moon starts to block the sun during a solar eclipse seen through clouds, in Skopje, Macedonia, Friday, March 20, 2015.
AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski
The total solar eclipse seen from Svalbard, Norway Friday March 20, 2015.
AP Photo/Haakon Mosvold Larsen
A dove is pictured in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse on March 20, 2015 in Muncih, Germany.
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A man uses a protective slide to watch as the moon passes in front of the Earth’s star marking a total eclipse, the only one this year, in Vigo, northwestern Spain on March 20, 2015.
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A partial solar eclipse is seen on March 20, 2015 in Leicestershire, England.
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A combo of images showing from clockwise top left the phases of a solar eclipse as seen in Northumberland, England Friday March 20, 2015.
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The sun is seen during an eclipse between two statues of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2015.
AP Photo/Antonio Calanni
A solar eclipse is seen through a dark glass plate in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday, March 20, 2015.
AP Photo/Amel Emric