Total Solar Eclipse, 20 March 2015 (Purna Surya Grahan). This Surya Grahan begins at 8.30 GMT on 20 March
The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 47 seconds off the coast of the Faroe Islands. It is the last total solar eclipse visible in Europe until the eclipse of August 12, 2026.
Total Solar Eclipse on 20 March 2015 (Purna Surya Grahan)
The Total Solar Eclipse of 20 March 2015 falls on Chaitra Amavasya as per North Indian Hindi calendars and on Phalgun Amavasya in the calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
The solar eclipse will begin from 08:30 GMT onwards commencing in the south west and moving towards the north east. It will be most visible from the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Faroe Islands and northern Norway. The shadow will begin its pass off the south coast of Greenland. The shadow will then move its way to the northeast, passing between Iceland and the United Kingdom before moving over the the Faroe Islands and the northernmost islands of Norway. The shadow of the eclipse will be visible in varying degrees all over continental europe. South eastern locations will only experience a partial solar eclipse.
For example, London will experience an 85% partial solar eclipse compared to north of the faroe islands in the Norweigian Sea which will see a complete solar eclipse.
The eclipse starts at 07:41 UTC and ends at 11:50 UTC.
Timings of Solar Eclipse on 20 March 2015 – UTC
Partial eclipse begins – 07:41 AM
Total Eclipse begins – 09:09 AM
Maximum Eclipse Timings -9:45 AM
Total Eclipse ends – 10:22 AM
Partial Eclipse ends – 11:50 AM