Solar Eclipse 2015 Kicks Off a Day of Celestial Events

The eclipse featured the new moon completely covering the sun.

— -- A total solar eclipse was visible in the Faroe Islands today, a dazzling display that kicked off a day of celestial events.

People in the Faroe Islands, which are located in the North Atlantic, halfway between Iceland and Norway, had front-row seats to the eclipse, which occurred early Friday as the new moon completely covered the sun.

This is the world's first total solar eclipse since November 2013. A partial solar eclipse was also visible in most of Europe.

The United States will have its turn to enjoy a total solar eclipse when it passes over the country on Aug. 21, 2017, according to NASA.

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The moon will also reach perigee on Friday, the point where it is closest to the Earth, creating a supermoon -- albeit a dark one -- that will add another element to the total solar eclipse.

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Get ready for spring if you live in the northern hemisphere.

The official start of spring, the vernal equinox, will be marked on Friday at 6:45 p.m. ET when the Earth's axis lines up perpendicularly to the sun's rays -- marking one of the two equinoxes that occur each year.