Solar Eclipse of 20 March 2015

On 20 March 2015, Europe experienced a partial solar eclipse from 07:41 UTC to 11:50 UTC.

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes betweeen the sun and the Earth, thus blocking sunlight.

Our Meteosat-10 satellite captured the solar eclipse in the form of a shadow moving over Europe, as seen in the animation and in the picture below.

The next solar eclipse will be captured by our new satellite MSG-4, expected to be launched this summer.

Meteosat-10's view of the eclipse at 09:00 (UTC) on 20.03.2015.

Meteosat-10’s view of the eclipse at 09:00 (UTC) on 20.03.2015.

 

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Mara Dambour

Mara Dambour

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