In the picture: two minutes of complete darkness through eclipse in Antarctica

In Antarctica, it happened last in 2003, and in the Netherlands in 1715: a total solar eclipse. The sun was completely darkened by the moon for about two minutes on the uninhabited continent this morning. A few tourists and scientists have looked at the natural phenomenon.

The โ€œeclipse touristsโ€ stayed at Union Glacier camp, the only place for tourists to stay overnight during the summer season (October through March). The scientists looked at the eclipse from various research stations.

The Eclipse in video:

The last time the sun was completely obscured in Antarctica was in 2003. The next total solar eclipse in Antarctica is 18 years from now, in 2039, but in 2023 there will also be a total solar eclipse from Timor and Western Papua.

Take a look at the rest of the images taken from Union Glacier below:

In the Netherlands, a total eclipse is much rarer. On May 3, 1715, the last one was, the Royal Dutch Society for Weather and Astronomy calculated. Then the natural phenomenon was visible from the Wadden Islands. The following total eclipse in the Netherlands can be seen 2135 from Groningen.