Eclipse from space

Paolo showing the camera setup for the eclipse. Credits: ESA/NASA

Paolo showing the camera setup for the eclipse. Credits: ESA/NASA

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and his five colleagues on the International Space Station where lucky enough to be the only people to view the solar eclipse from space. The astronauts prepared by adding solar filters to their cameras and took pictures of the Moon’s shadow on Earth.

Eclipse 2017 from the Space Station

The Space Station does a complete circuit of Earth every 90 minutes so they could see the eclipse and shadow three times.

 

 

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