The Best Places to Watch the Spring Solar Eclipse

As the snow melts and we start dreaming of pools and barbecuing, we’re reminded that Spring is just around the corner; and this Friday actually marks the first day of the season that signals the end of the dreaded North-american winter.

This year the first day of Spring also has ties to another important event; one of a more celestial nature. This Friday March 20, the Northern hemisphere will experience its first total solar eclipse since November 3, 2013 when the moon makes a complete pass over the sun.

Unfortunately not everyone will get to experience this visual display, but those in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Great Britain and Ireland will have the best opportunity to see the action. Those of us in North America will have to settle for watching this solar spectacle online as it will be broadcast through several sites including and

If you happen to live in Europe or you’re lucky enough to be traveling through this Friday, here’s a list of the best towns to view the Spring total solar eclipse (oh and did we mention that this Friday is also a Supermoon? BONUS!):


1. Nanortalik, Greenland
2. Reykjavik, Iceland
3. Inverness, Scotland
4. Donegal, Ireland
5. Leeds, England
6. City of Klasksvik, Faroe Islands
7. Longyearbyen, Svalbard
8. North Pole

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