Partial solar eclipse March 20th 2015

Today’s solar eclipse just finished, the few lucky ones, that had to travel up North at Faroe Islands or Svalbard had the chance to witness a total solar eclipse, while the rest of Europe depending on the location still had a great opportunity to see a partial solar eclipse.

The cloudy images turned out best, providing a natural shade against the sun light. It’s not the maximum eclipse on these three images, but petty close since it’s only 7 minutes before the moon shades the most at my location.
Partial solar eclipse on 20th March 2015 Partial solar eclipse on 20th March 2015

Partial solar eclipse on 20th March 2015

The images below are created with a welding mask filter factor 12, which isn’t really sufficient if you plan on watching the eclipse for a prolonged time, factor 14 and above are more suited, but with a factor 12 was good enough.

Partial solar eclipse on 20th March 2015
The maximum eclipse, around 42% in Ohrid, Macedonia

Solar eclipse animated

solar eclipse in various stages