Yesterday's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

By Attila Nagy on at

Yesterday morning, a total solar eclipse was visible from the Faeroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, and a partial solar eclipse from many parts of Europe, Northern Africa and Northern Asia. These stellar photos shows the astronomical event that darkened the skies.

View of the partial solar eclipse as viewed through the viewfinder of a digital camera, Budapest, Hungary

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo


ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite had a ringside seat from orbit. Proba-2 used its SWAP imager to capture the Moon passing in front of the Sun in a near-totality. SWAP views the solar disc at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the turbulent surface of the Sun and its swirling corona

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: ESA/ROB


NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Arctic Ocean and captured the eclipse's shadow over the clouds

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team


People watch in darkness during the totality of a solar eclipse at the city of Torshavn, capital of the Faeroe Islands. A blanket of clouds kept thousands of sky-gazers from getting a clear view of the sun, but that didn't stop the cheers. Tourists and residents alike hooted and applauded as the daylight dimmed, plunging Torshavn into darkness for about 2 minutes and 45 seconds.

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Matt Dunham/AP


Total solar eclipse through the clouds as seen from Vagar on the Faeroe Islands

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Eric Adams/AP


Partial solar eclipse over Northamptonshire in Northampton, England

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images


The Wetterstein mountains during the partial solar eclipse in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Philipp Guelland/Getty Images


Partial solar eclipse over the Miner's Family Statue in Tonypandy in South Wales

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images


A seagull in Tonypandy, Wales

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images


Partial eclipse in Tonypandy, Wales

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images


The moon crosses the sun, here seen above St Michael's Mount, near Penzance, England

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


Partial solar eclipse in Glasgow, Scotland

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images


Two men use welding masks to view the moon crossing the sun

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


A woman uses special glasses and a smartphone to photograph the partial solar eclipse near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images


A halo is seen around the sun over Alexander Column at Dvortsovaya (Palace) Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, during the solar eclipse

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP


The eclipse is seen through a dark glass plate in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Amel Emric/AP


The moon blocks the sun over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Luca Bruno/AP


Solar eclipse over a statue of the General Staff Headquarters in St. Petersburg, Russia

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP


Two storks sit on their nest on top a chapel in Ciudad Rodrigo in Salamaca, Spain

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Jose Vicente/AP


Man uses a lung x-ray to see the solar eclipse in Moscow

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Ivan Sekretarev/AP


A view of a solar eclipse seen behind a minaret in Eger, 127 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary

Today's Solar Eclipse in 22 Stellar Photos

Photo: Peter Komka, MTI/AP


Feature image photographed by Attila Nagy/Gizmodo