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Faroe Islands witness Total Solar Eclipse; Europe blessed with partial


Solar Eclipse is one of the rare and most enchanting Phenomena involving the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. The phenomenon occurs once in a year or two and is considered to be one of the most important astronomical event. But more often that not, the Solar Eclipse cannot be seen by densely populated areas. Call it luck or a coincidence, the best chance you have got to see the phenomenon live, is if you find yourself on a remote island or some similar place. The Solar Eclipse that took place on Friday, was nothing different.Faroe Islands witness Total Solar Eclipse; Europe blessed with partial

Solar Eclipse is undoubtedly one of the many astonishing phenomena involving the Sun. Quite a few laws of Reflection play its part and allows us a visual treat. The Sun and the Moon line themselves with the moon looking as if it was only a few kilometers smaller that the Sun in diameter. The near about the same size of the Sun and the Moon leads to the formation of a Corona, which replaces the Sun momentarily. The  Corona is the result of the superheated gas surrounding the Sun, giving a bright caramel kind of look to the sky.

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The Solar Eclipse of Friday was no different that the others in the past. The people living on the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard, were able to see the total Solar Eclipse. Europe, Rusia and parts of Northern Africa were only able to witness a partial Solar eclipse, which still amazed quite a few individuals.

Dr. Jay M. Pasachoff, a renowned astronomer, in an expert of the Corona, stated that it is one of the most exotic feature of the sun. The alignment of the celestial bodies is important to Science for certain, but also has quite a few religious sentiments related to it.


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