Past events

BEAUTIFUL SOLAR ECLIPSE AUGUST 1. 2008
August 1. Norway experienced the first total solar eclipse from Norwegian territory since 1954. In most of the country the eclipse was partial, but over the island of Kvitøya the eclipse was total. Astronomy.no had a live webcast with images from several places in mainland Norway and on Svalbard. From the totality zone we got images from an Orion plane from Royal Norwegian Airforce and from Novosibirsk in Russia Arne Danielsen took some beautiful images. Read more and see the images
TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: THE ALL-TIMES MOST EXOTIC PLANE RIDE IN NORWAY?
Join a truly historical plane ride. Daytime on August 1st we will for the first time since 1954 experience a total solar eclipse on Norwegian territory. This is the most spectacular of all phenomenons in the sky and an extraordinary experience. Read more
SOLAR ECLIPSE AUGUST 1ST 2008
On August 1st 2008 Norway will experience a big and to some extent spectacular solar eclipse. For the first time since 1954 the Sun will undergo a total eclipse on Norwegian ground.In the southern Norway about 50% of the Sun will be eclipsed, in the northern Norway over 80% and on Kvitøya close to Svalbard the eclipse will be total! Stay updated on this page for information on how you can experience the eclipse either with special glasses , on big events or by web-cast on these web pages. Read more
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE MARCH 3.
On Saturday March 3 a total lunar eclipse is visible from Norway from 21:18 (20:18 UT) to 03:23 (02:23 UT). If weather permits we will follow the eclipse with a live webcast with cameras at three different locations in Norway.
EXTRAORDINARY METEORITE IMPACT IN NORTHERN NORWAY (14.06.06)
At 02.05 MET June 7 large areas in Northern Norway were shaken by an extremely large meteor. Shock waves were shaking buildings and the fireball was much brighter than the sun in a few areas. It was observed from distance of at least 700 kilometers.
BEAUTIFUL SOLAR ECLIPSE (29.03.06)
The total solar eclipse today (29/3) was a magificent sight for those who had travelled to the zone of totality. We followed the eclipse "live" with images from a camera in Manavgat in Turkey, close to the central line.
Images from the eclipse
(updated 02.04.06, 14:00)
More about the eclipse

PARTIAL AND ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE
On October 3. 2005 Europe experienced a partial eclipse of the Sun. In Spain, however, the eclipse was annular - a very beautiful phenomenon. In Norway up to 45 percent of the Sun was covered by the Moon. The eclipse was webcasted live here on astronomy.no.
Images from the eclipse (updated 06.10.05)
THE ECLIPSE FROM LA PALMA, CANARY ISLANDS (04.10.05)
People throughout Europe followed the solar eclipse on October 3. Also professional observatories followed the eclipse. At the Swedish Solar Telescope at La Palma, Canary Islands, two scientists from Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA) followed the eclipse with the 1-meter solar telescope. Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics has a share of the telescope, probably the best telescope for high resoltion solar images in the world. Read more
Foto: Michiel van der
Noort, Luc Rouppe van
der Voort og Mats Löfdahl
BEAUTIFUL TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE (28.10.04)
A total lunar eclipse occured on the night of October 28. Parts of Norway had good weather, while large parts of Europe and USA was cloudy. The eclipse was shown in a live webcast om astronomy.no. See some of the images here.
IMAGE ARCHIVE AND ANIMATIONS FROM WEBCAST
Transit of Venus: Images, results and reflections
The Transit of Venus on June 8, 2004 is behind us, and we are left with a gigantic amount of images and material. Below, you can find images from the extensive webcast and from amateur astronomers who have submitted their entries to us. You may also find animated sequences of the Transit. Pictures from the main event in Frognerparken are also available.
VENUS OCCULTATION ON MAY 21
In the middle of the day on Friday May 21 Venus was occulted by the Moon. We showed the event "live" from several different locations in Norway. In Oslo Venus disappeared behind the Moon at 13.38,4 and reappeared at 14.32,2.
See the images here
THE SOLAR ECLIPSE MAY 31, 2003
On May 31, 2003 the Moon passed in front of the Sun and we experienced the greatest solar eclipse in Norway since 1954. See the images!
Read more.
Illustration: Oddleiv Skilbrei
TRANSIT OF MERCURY MAY 07. 2003
On Wednesday May 7, 2003 a transit of Mercury over the solar disc occured. For the first time in 30 years this rare phenomenon was visible from Norway. The transit was shown live at this website. A large sunspot was also visible at the same time. The Mercury transit was the first of three astronomical events in May 2003.
Read more about the Mercury transit. See the images.
Photo: Carsten A. Arnholm