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Earthlings to watch most powerful solar eclipse

The event of astronomical significance will happen on March 20

The last such powerful and long eclipse was recorded in 1999. The solar eclipse in its fullest phase can be observed by the inhabitants of Scandinavia and England. A partial eclipse will be visible to all residents of the Earth.

The peculiarity of this solar eclipse is that on March 20 it can be seen at the North Pole, which is rare on the Earth. The duration of the eclipse will be about 3 minutes. In Iceland it can be admired the longest.

Reference: A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon's apparent diameter is larger than the Sun, blocking all direct sunlight, turning day into darkness. Totality occurs in a narrow path across the surface of the Earth, while a partial solar eclipse will be visible over a region thousands of kilometres wide.