Svalbard - Norway, 20 March 2015

Total Solar Eclipse

The Total Solar Eclipse in Svalbard, Norway was one more challenge for many reasons. The island of Svalbard is located at 80 deg north latitude, i.e. very close to the North Pole. The weather in March is still very cold, the Sun just came above the horizon and temperature is ranging between -18 and -24 C. Photography under such conditions is proved to be extremely difficult. However, the result proved to be amazing by all means.

I was grateful to observe this total eclipse and record local environmental changes (temperature and humidity measurements) under harsh conditions. The temperature dropped down to -30 C during the total phase.

Solar Corona, Totality, Darkness over North Pole, Baileys Beads, Frozen Environment, Aurora Borealis and the necessary observational setup during the Total Solar Eclipse, Svalbard, Norway (North Pole) on 20 March 2015.

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