It has been 40 years since a total solar eclipse has
been visible from Europe. The path of the groundtrack means that
millions of people from Europe have a chance of viewing this event.
The most comprehensive
information on this eclipse can be found at Fred
Espenak web page.
Countries where the groudtrack passes through:
England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Hungary,
Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran
I have friends in England, France, Germany and Hungary
that will be observing the event on the center line. Good luck and enjoy
the view :)
It sure is a long way from Australia to Europe. Lucky I had about 10
webcams and 3 cable channels covering the eclipse for me :)
Most of the webcams and internet pages were either full,
unreachable or two slow, so I decided to watch the event on Foxtel.
SkyNews Australia had good pre-eclipse coverage so I watched that for a
bit. Just before first contact BBC World picked up the eclipse and I
stayed with them for the next couple of hours. The coverage was
I watched totality in England, Germany, Austria,
Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Iraq and about four times in Iran thanks to
some excellent local coverage by Iranian TV. The flash and diamond ring
effect was breath-taking, nothing like I observed at this
years annular eclipse. I will definitely be at Ceduna in 2002.