NASA and ESA have captured some incredible footage of the solar eclipse as seen from satellites orbiting the Earth.
Get ready to see Monday’s solar eclipse like you’ve never seen it before, thanks to NASA and the European Space Agency. A couple of videos from both agencies, which are embedded at the bottom of this post, show the incredible view of the moon obscuring the sun as seen from satellites in space, and unprecedented view of an eclipse never before seen.
The first video was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory using multiple wavelengths of light. The second was taken by ESA’s Proba-2 satellite, which orbits Earth 14.5 times per day and observed the partial eclipse on three separate occasions on Aug. 21, getting bunch of interesting views of the amazing celestial event. Yet another video was captured by the Hinode satellite, which is a joint mission between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA, and other partners.
As promised, the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse was the most photographed and recorded eclipse in the history of the planet, resulting many spectacular photos and videos. The 70-mile-wide “path of totality” stretched across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States in 99 years.
“A ground-based image of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 (gray, middle ring), is superimposed over an image of the Sun’s atmosphere, called the corona (red, outermost ring), as seen by ESA (the European Space Agency) and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), which watches the Sun from space,” NASA said in a statement. “At center is an image of the sun’s surface as seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths of light.”