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Eclipse Skiing on Svalbard

Eclipse Skiing on Svalbard

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Wednesday, November 11, 2015/Categories: video, art and design, environment

             Total Solar Eclipse Svalbard, Norway, March 20, 2015  (credit: YouTube)

As the film producers said:

"It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events- a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid, arctic temperatures and winds, the odds did not favor success."

You can decide if a cross-country eclipse adventure to the Norwegian island of Svalbard was worth the effort:




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