While the solar eclipse looked so glorious from the Earth, check out how splendid the shadow passing over the Earth’s surface looked from the space.
As the first solar eclipse of the year, 2020 made all of us gaze (with precautions) at the gleaming sun with joy and surprise, social media was flooded with pictures of the annular eclipse showing the ‘ring of fire’.
A solstice ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse occurs when the moon gets between Earth and the sun, and the moon casts a shadow over Earth. Astronauts in the space were lucky to witness the impressive round shadow of the moon over Earth’s surface.
Chris Cassidy, a NASA Astronaut who currently lives and works in the space, shared pictures of the Earth showing the magnificent phenomenon from the space. The space satellites too spotted this round shadow spinning around the earth’s surface.
Treat your eyes with these heavenly images:
Super cool view of the Annular Solar Eclipse which passed by our starboard side as we flew over China this morning. A pretty neat way to wake up on Father's Day morning! Hoping all of the dads in the world have a wonderful day! #Eclipse #FathersDay #HappyFathersDay2020 pic.twitter.com/vJx5yOFAcb
— Chris Cassidy (@Astro_SEAL) June 21, 2020
Here's some #MondayMotivation for you this morning—another view of yesterday's annular #SolarEclipse courtesy of #Meteosat8, operated by our partners @EUMETSAT. This type of #eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, but doesn't completely cover it. pic.twitter.com/y0ArDEjc1m
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) June 22, 2020
Российский космический аппарат #ЭлектроЛ № 2 с высоты 36 000 км запечатлел прохождение тени по поверхности Земли от кольцевого солнечного затмения, которое состоялось 21 июня ☀#затмение2020 #затмение #солнечноезатмение pic.twitter.com/akVyRNXoA6
— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) June 22, 2020
Thanks for sharing, commander!
Happy #FathersDay to the four dads onboard the ISS!
— I T ✉⭐ (@__goldenratio__) June 21, 2020
"neat" is a pretty, pretty big understatement😅
— Michael Mullen (@michaeldmullen) June 21, 2020
Wow! this has to be one of the greatest pictures from the ISS I have ever seen. Bravo! and Happy Fathers Day.
— Shayne G. Brown (@shaynebrown) June 21, 2020
Oh my gosh, how very cool is that!!
— mgreek🌟🌟gypsy (@mgreek_gypsy) June 21, 2020
Wht a view😍
— Memer Gopal (@i_am_mr_pgv) June 21, 2020
So amazing to see “Moon Shadow!” Thanks for sharing.
— CowGirl (@NitaECole) June 21, 2020
You must be having fun. I envy you. Thanks for taking us onboard.
— Abdul Majid (@majidjanmuhamma) June 22, 2020
very nice thank u chris 😁❤️
— jerry seinfelds dog (@K4CZYNSKI) June 21, 2020