Germany and other parts of Europe had experienced partial solar eclipse last Friday, 20th March. It was a rare sight as 75 per cent of the sun was covered by the moon, darkening the sky at around 9.48 am. The eclipse started in Germany’s capital Berlin at 9.38 am and ended at 11.58 am.
Ruptly, Berlin’s video news agency, captured the sight of solar eclipse in 360 degrees panorama angle. The phenomenal view, which occurs when the moon passes between Earth and Sun, was last seen in Europe in 1999.
Germany is one of the largest consumers of solar energy in the world. It’s dependency on sun for electricity generation has reached to seven per cent, and it is assumed that by 2050 it will touch 80 per cent. Therefore, the impact of moon was greater on Germany’s power generation through renewable sources.
Parts of Europe, Northern Africa, and parts of Asia and the Middle East had seen partial solar eclipse, while a rare sight of total eclipse was observed in Faroe Islands and Svalbard.