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Partial Eclipse Will be Visible in Iceland on Monday

If you are in Iceland and unable to travel to North America to witness the total solar eclipse that is due to be visible there tomorrow, April 8th, fear not; you will be able to get the next best thing. A partial solar eclipse will be (cloud cover willing) visible from many parts of the country on Monday evening.

Four-tenths eclipse

The path of the total solar eclipse will extend roughly from northern Mexico, through Texas and across the contiguous United States from southwest to northeast, and then over the maritimes of eastern Canada.

Stjörnufræðivefurinn, Iceland’s premiere astronomy site, reports that here in Iceland, we may be able to catch a partial solar eclipse on Monday evening, wherein 41% to 47% of the sun will be blotted out by the moon.

Next total solar eclipse in 2026

The best place to see it will be in Reykjavík, where it is set to commence at 6:49 PM and reach its peak at 7:39 PM, where a 47% partial solar eclipse may be witnessed. It will also be visible from Ísafjörður, starting at 6:48 PM and peaking at 7:37 PM, as a 41% partial solar eclipse. Other parts of western Iceland may also have some luck, but from Akureyri eastward, not so much; the sun will have set in that part of Iceland before the conclusion of the eclipse.

The weather forecast for Monday evening is showing partly cloudy skies for Reykjavík and Ísafjörður, so there is a chance those in these areas will be able to witness the eclipse. If you miss it, don’t worry–come August 2026, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Iceland.

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