Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic

Updated: March 20, 2015 17:44 IST

All eyes were turned to the heavens early on Friday for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected airplane seats, European countries with clear skies and a remote Arctic archipelago.

Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A total solar eclipse can be seen in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, on March 20, 2015.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
Clouds part to reveal the sun obscured by the moon during a partial solar eclipse at Skegness in Lincolnshire, north England on March 20, 2015.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A girl protects her eyes with special glasses to watch a solar eclipse in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on March 20, 2015.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A person's shadow is cast while they use a pair of binoculars to watch the moon pass infront of the Earth's star marking a total eclipse, the only one this year, in Vigo, northwestern Spain on March 20, 2015.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A combo of 16 pictures taken on March 20, 2015 in Gaiberg near Heidelberg, southwestern Germany, shows a partial solar eclipse from the beginning (top, L) to the end (bottom, R).
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A partial solar eclipse of the sun is visible next to the statues of Milan's cathedral on March 20, 2015.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A partial solar eclipse of the sun is visible over Glasgow, Scotland on March 20, 2015.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A picture taken on March 20, 2015 shows a partial solar eclipse above a statue of Saint-Odile at the cloister of Mont Sainte-Odile, near Ottrot, eastern France.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
Children use special protective glasses to watch a partial solar eclipse of the sun in Rome on March 20, 2015.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A combo of three pictures shows the progression of a partial solar eclipse on March 20, 2015 over Strasbourg, eastern France.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
People use protective glasses on their dog during a partial solar eclipse at the Pier Head in Liverpool, north-west England, on March 20, 2015.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
A partial eclipse of the sun is visible next to a statue of the Vatican on March 20, 2015 in Rome.
Diamond Ring Thrills Skygazers as Solar Eclipse Sweeps Across Atlantic
The sun shines through a cloud covered sky as the moon passes in front of the Earth's star marking the begining of a total eclipse, the only one this year, on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife on March 20, 2015.

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