solar eclipse, Europe
On 20 March 2015, a total solar eclipse was experienced in a narrow band from the Faroe Islands through Svalbard. Europe and North-Africa experienced a partial eclipse, with the solar disk obscured for 40 – 90%. This partial solar eclipse was also observed by PROBA-V, of which 300 m images of 1 March (left) and 20 March (right) are shown. In comparison to 1 March, the partial darkening on 20 March is well visible. Although over northern Africa virtually no darkening occurs, the shadow casted by the eclipse is well visible over Italy, the Alps, and Central Europe, with the largest darkening over the western part, which is closest to the total eclipse band.