NASA showed how solar eclipse looks from space

The last solar eclipse of this year happened a few days ago. It was not visible from most parts of the world including India. This eclipse was visible from Antarctica, while people in some other countries like Australia and New Zealand were able to see a partial solar eclipse. But have you ever wondered how a total solar eclipse would appear when viewed from space? NASA shared on Instagram photos taken from a space observatory, in which the moon’s shadow was seen passing over Antarctica.

NASA captioned the post, “Have you ever seen a total solar eclipse? How about watching a total solar eclipse from space? The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft captured the shadow as it passed over Antarctica, the space agency said. Can be easily seen during the eclipse.

The second and third images in the post show what the eclipse will look like “from another perspective” inside the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Kayla Barron photographs the eclipse from the ISS.

NASA also explained in the post how a solar eclipse occurs: “A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth, in some areas it reflects sunlight completely or partially. stops. For a total solar eclipse to occur, the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth must be exactly in line.”
Here are the pictures of the solar eclipse from space:

The Deep Space Climate Observatory is a joint project of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It was launched in 2009. Orbiting about a million miles from Earth, DSCOVR takes a new picture of Earth every two hours.