ARCTIC BLOG: Total solar eclipse

20 March, 2015

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Diary entry: Friday 20 March 2015

Time: 1200 hrs UTC
Position: 81° 44.23′ N / 19° 36.9′ E
Air Temperature: −27.4 °C
Wind Speed: 14 knots

Nature is displaying a magnificent and at the same time haunting spectacle: a total solar eclipse. I can understand now the belief of some ancient civilisations that the world was coming to an end!

10.12AM: Start of the total solar eclipse captured from the Arctic (Markus Frey)
10.12AM: Start of the total solar eclipse captured from the Arctic (Markus Frey)
10.15 AM: Eerily dark during the total solar eclipse, captured in the Arctic (Markus Frey)
10.15 AM: Eerily dark during the total solar eclipse, captured in the Arctic (Markus Frey)
10.16 AM: Complete darkness during the total solar eclipse, captured from the Crow's Nest on board RV Lance in the Arctic (Markus Frey)
10.16 AM: Complete darkness during the total solar eclipse, captured from the Crow’s Nest (Markus Frey)
10.17 AM: The sun starts to return after complete darkness during solar eclipse in the Arctic (Markus Frey)
10.17 AM: The sun starts to return after complete darkness during solar eclipse in the Arctic (Markus Frey)
10.20AM: Return of the sun - relief, the world did not end! (Markus Frey)
10.20AM: Return of the sun – relief, the world did not end! (Markus Frey)

 

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