Thousands of solar eclipse followers watch the skies above the Faroe Islands turn dark. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A solar eclipse swept across the Atlantic Ocean on Friday with the moon blocking out the sun for a few thousand sky gazers on remote islands with millions more in Europe, Africa and Asia getting a partial celestial show. The moon's shadow fell south of Greenland at 0741 GMT (0341 ET) and sped eastwards towards the Faroe Islands and the Norwegian Arctic islands of Svalbard. Skies over Torshavn, capital of the Faroe Islands, were mostly cloudy early on Friday. The Faroe Islands had expected about 8,000 visitors on top of the island's 50,000 population for the first eclipse in the region in 60 years.