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(Almost) Total (Solar) Eclipse of the Heart

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If you’re planning to get trapped by a tribe of troglodytes in a 1950s cartoon, and then confuse them by predicting a solar eclipse—Tintin style—this March may be your chance! Granted, you would have to be out in the middle of the North Atlantic to get the full effect, and there aren’t really any cartoonish tribes out there, but maybe you could make it happen in the East of Iceland…

So ok, let’s start over. There will be a total solar eclipse on the 20th of March, 2015. The eclipse will be best visible from the Atlantic ocean, but in the East of Iceland it will be visible to 98%. This happens to take place during the summer Equinox, when the day and night are equally long. This is still early enough in the year that, with a little luck, you will be able to see another solar phenomenon, the Northern Lights, on the same day if the weather decides to cooperate.

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