Finland’s Arctic sees solar eclipse on weekend

Image: YleA solar eclipse was visible in Finland’s Arctic province of Lapland late Sunday night. The next partial eclipse is expected in 2015, and should be visible across Finland.

The eclipse was best observed from a narrow zone across northern Lapland. Residents in the municipality of Utsjoki will be able to see the moon cast its shadow over about one-tenth of the sun.

 The effect of the eclipse was most intense just before 3:00 am Monday morning, and was over by about 3:15 am.

According to the Ursa Astronomical Association the next partial eclipse will occur in March 2015, and will be visible across all of Finland.

The next full eclipse, when the moon will completely cover the sun will take place in October 2126, while the previous full eclipse was observed in Finland in 1990.

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