The partial solar eclipse that was visible on October 12, 1996 in Europe, North Africa, Iceland, Greenland and the extreme northeastern part of Canada is history now. It was cloudy in most parts of Europe. But thanks to live web-cam images brought by observatories and astronomical societies in several countries, we could at least witness something of the spectacular phenomenon. The server of the British location SPA (Society for Popular Astronomy) crashed under its own succes. Luckily SPA was able to set up another site. ASTRONET was also frequently visited. Just before the eclipse started ASTRONET received the 'Europe's Cool Site of the Day' award.

Archive images of the eclipse could be viewed at SPA.

Winner of the Europe's Cool Site of the Day award!

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