See film from the solar eclipse
The last time was 49 years ago!
The next time was in 45 years!
On Saturday 31 May 2003 there was a 92% solar eclipse, the biggest solar eclipse since 1948.
And fortunately - the sky was crystal clear!
The eclipse lasted from 4:45 am, accumulated at 5:45, and was over at 6:45 am.
These pictures were taken in Balestrand with solar eclipse glasses
This trailer is from my documentary "12 månader i Holmen (12 months downtown Balestrand)"
In southern parts of Norway we must wait until 2048 to see a solar eclipse covering up to 92% og the sun!.
But major solar eclipses will occur in 2011, 2015, 2026 and 2039.
Further north it will happen as soon as 2015. That year there will be a total solar eclipse in Spitsbergen, while it will be 95-96% in Northern Norway.
As early as in 2005 and 2006 there will be minor solar eclipses i Norway. On 3rd October 2005 there will be a ring formed shape eclipse i e.g. Spain and North Africa. In March 2006 there will be a total solar eclipse i e.g. Turkey and Egypt.
Link: www.astronomy.no (in English)
Who knows - the weather may not be this good in 2048!