Photo: It’s eclipse day – good morning!


A group hoping to see the March 20 total solar eclipse, at far left, gets an early start walking out into Adventdalen, just beyond the east edge of Longyearbyen, as the sun rises into a largely clear sky at about 7 a.m. The weather forecast during the eclipse – which lasts from 10:11 a.m. and ends about two hours later, with the total blockage of the sun happening from 11:10:02-11:13:09 a.m. – is for partly cloudy skies, temperatures of -16C and mild winds.