sábado, 21 de março de 2015

See videos and photographs of the eclipse of the Sun on the day of the spring equinox

And day became night. Sun, Moon and Earth line up perfectly on Friday of spring equinox.

The solar eclipse was total in a strip about 450 km wide along more than 5000 km in the North Atlantic. Started the southern Greenland, passed between Iceland and the United Kingdom, leaving in the dark the Danish Faroe Islands and continued to advance up to disappear, at the North Pole, after also having brought the night in the middle of the day to the archipelago Svalbard, Norway.

In Portugal, the eclipse was partial, as most of the rest of Europe. The natural phenomenon was still visible in North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

The eclipse coincided with the lunar perigee â€" the moment when the Moon's orbit passes through the point closest to the Earth â€" which allows our planet's satellite cover completely the Sun, a few hours before marking the beginning of spring, on this day on March 20.

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