Total solar eclipse in Svalbard

Total solar eclipse in Svalbard

Top image: The total eclipse. Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen / UNIS

20 March 2015
All photos: Eva Therese Jenssen /UNIS

The weather was exceptional (but cold, with temperatures down to minus 20 degrees C) and the conditions perfect for this once-in-a-lifetime experience; a total solar eclipse in Svalbard. Get an impression through these pictures, taken from the old aurora station in Adventdalen outside Longyearbyen:

UNIS students in Adventdalen before the total solar eclipse 20 March 2015. Photo: Eva Therese Jenssen

UNIS students dancing around to keep warm!

UNIS staff before the total solar eclipse in Svalbard 20 March 2015.

UNIS staff getting ready for the big event.

Sunspotter for watching a solar eclipse safely.

The safe way to watch the progress of the Eclipse…

Adventdalen before the total solar eclipse in Svalbard 20 March 2015.

It’s getting darker! View from Adventdalen towards Longyearbyen.

Total solar eclipse in Svalbard 20 March 2015.

Almost there! Photo taken through protective solar eclipse glasses.

Almost totality, solar eclipse in Svalbard 20 March 2015.

Almost totality, solar eclipse in Svalbard 20 March 2015.

Solar eclipse totality, Svalbard 20 March 2015.

Solar eclipse totality, Svalbard 20 March 2015.

Adventdalen during the total solar eclipse in Svalbard 20 March 2015.

View towards Longyearbyen, total solar eclipse in Svalbard 20 March 2015.

View towards Longyearbyen during end of the total Eclipse.

End of total solar eclipse in Svalbard 20 March 2015.

And then the total Eclipse was over, but the partial Eclipse lasted about another hour.

Happy UNIS student after the total solar eclipse 20 March 2015.

A very happy and satisfied UNIS student!

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