A select few parts of Europe experienced total solar eclipse on Friday as the moon moved between the sun and Earth, completely blocking the sun for minutes.
While a partial solar eclipse was reported in several regions, complete darkness in daytime happened only in Faroe Islands and Norway's island cluster of Svalbard.
To catch a clearer view of this rare celestial event, a BBC reporter boarded a star gazing plane and snapped this picture:
A partial solar eclipse is seen through clouds in Sofia, Bulgaria.
A total solar eclipse is seen in Longyearbyen on Svalbard.
Even some football stars joined in on the fun:
Of course, those who couldn't catch a complete solar eclipse were left disappointed:
Stunning eclipse in Central London... pic.twitter.com/KDijMbZpsq— Craig Woodhouse (@craigawoodhouse) March 20, 2015