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Celebrate the first day of spring by watching a total solar eclipse (online, probably)

Friday is the vernal equinox — the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere — but it also plays host to a super moon and rare total solar eclipse, starting at about 4:30 a.m. on the U.S. East Coast. The eclipse will be best seen from the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard, and it will be visible only in northern Europe and the Arctic. But you can watch a livestream of the event at Slooh, or, if you slept through it, the BBC's recording of the rare eclipse below. —Peter Weber