Solar Eclipse


  1. Find the time the solar eclipse will become visible at your location (use the Eclipse calculator). See an animation that shows you approximately what the eclipse will look like near the maximum point at your location.
  2. Ask your students to observe the phenomenon. Safe options on how to view the solar eclipse can be found here.
  3. At the time near the maximum point ask your students to take a picture of the eclipse. Compare this picture with the simulation of the phenomenon shown here.
  4. Send us your picture and automatically enter the draw for a spot (all expenses covered) in our Inspiring science Education Summer School that will be held in Greece July 12-17, 2015.

Solar Eclipse Path

In 2015 the solar eclipse will be observed in Europe, northern and eastern Asia and northern and western Africa on the 20th of March. Please find below an image of the solar eclipse path and the percentage of the sun covered in different locations (courtesy of





The Eratosthenes Experiment 2015 is organised with support from the European Commission in the context of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). This Website reflects only the views of the Inspiring Science Education consortium members, the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

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