Photos: Total solar eclipse in Norway, Faroes wows skygazers

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A total solar eclipse can be seen in Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, on March 20, 2015. A partial eclipse of varying degrees is visible, depending on weather conditions, across most of Europe, northern Africa, northwest Asia and the Middle East, before finishing its show close to the North Pole. (AFP PHOTO / NTB SCANPIX / JON OLAV NESVOLD)

Sky-gazers in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard witnessed a total solar eclipse Friday under perfect weather conditions. The total eclipse lasted for 2 minutes and 45 seconds in the Faroes Islands — the only other place on land where the eclipse was total. A partial solar eclipse could be seen across Europe and parts of Asia and Africa.