NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory Captured a Unique View of the Solar Eclipse

Pin It
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

NASA released images of the recent solar eclipse. When seen from the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) it's just the shadow of the moon traveling across Earth. 

This is a first, according to Adam Szabo, NASA’s project scientist for DSCOVR: 

What is unique for us is that being near the Sun-Earth line, we follow the complete passage of the lunar shadow from one edge of the Earth to the other. A geosynchronous satellite would have to be lucky to have the middle of an eclipse at noon local time for it. I am not aware of anybody ever capturing the full eclipse in one set of images or video.

via earthobservatory

Next on WIN!

The Ukranian Acrobatic Gymnastics Team Does the Impossible With Their Bodies
Comments - Click to show - Click to hide