It’s this special time again when the moon comes to devour the sun! I read that it is the first eclipse to take place on the spring equinox since 1662. Here in Thessaloniki we only witnessed a small bite from the moon. Probably around 30% of the sun was covered. The day was very cold and cloudy, there were times where the sky looked like that sky-bomb scene from the finale of “Angels & Demons”.

Solar Eclipse 2015

The Thessaloniki’s Group of Friends of Astronomy were kind enough to bring their telescopes and share them with the public downtown.

Solar Eclipse 2015

When the clouds cleared it was a very interesting phenomenon to watch the sun become pac-man shaped.

Solar Eclipse 2015

Kortessa who is a member of the Friends of Astronomy Group was also there of course!

Solar Eclipse 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

She was very happy!

Solar Eclipse 2015

You can watch the eclipse in full here:

And here is something to listen in the background while you do that: