Fantastic video, photos show solar eclipse from space

Eclipse Day: When It Occurs and How Much Coverage the Shore Will See

According to NASA's calculations sent to the astronauts, the ISS orbit will pass through the moon's shadow three times. The extremely dark center is the spot of totality, where the eclipse is best viewed, while the lighter shadows are experiencing a partial eclipse.

Millions of Americans looked skyward in awe through protective glasses, telescopes and cameras on Monday as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in a century marched from the US Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic seaboard.

A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 from onboard a NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Gulfstream III 25,000 feet above the OR coast.

Today is one those rare times when even astronauts would prefer to be on Earth rather than in space.

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli took this picture during the total solar eclipse of the Sun over the USA on 21 August 2017.

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NASA Photographer Joel Kowsky captured the silhouette of the International Space Station as it transited the Sun at roughly five miles per second during yesterday's partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming.

Fortunately, there's a space agency for that.

The images were captured by NASA photographer Joel Kowsky, who was on the ground in Banner, Wyoming, to take the snapshots for the U.S. space organization.

The International Space Station was captured flying across the solar eclipse.


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