The total solar eclipse of 20th March 2015 seen from Svalbard - one of only two habitable locations that were able to witness totality – just 16 seconds after it began. The image shows totality about 100m above the large valley of Sassendalen situated on the only permanently inhabited island of the Norwegian archipelago. Venus can also be seen in the photograph, as a bright spot in the upper left of the image.
Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Norway
March 20, 2015
Image Credit & Copyright: Luc Jamet
Explanation by: Royal Observatory Greenwich