Solar Eclipse in North Iceland

Solar Eclipse in North Iceland

This morning started in a rather unusual way. We decided to observe the once-in-a-lifetime event of a solar eclipse. Iceland expcerienced about 97% eclipse and we were all hoping for favourablecloudless weather. Though rather cloudy over Eyjafjörður as we woke up this morning, the clouds dispersed slowly and by the time the solar eclipse started almost disappeared. Ready with thesolar eclipse glasses and other practical homemade eye-protection gear we took our positions and followed the event for well over an hour.

 

 

A few photos from this day:

Solar Eclipse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

The Moon slowly eating up the sun…

Solar Eclipse

Moon keeps on crawling across the sun

Watching the Solar eclipse

Perfect weather for observing the solar eclipse in Eyjafjörður

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye protection equipment is necessary – and various practical solutions we found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Checking out each others’ homemade protection gear.

Solar Eclipse

The moon and the sun

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The light is coming back

 

Back to list