Solar Eclipse 2016: THIS is what the eclipse looks like from space! (Watch Video)
The Moon has cast a shadow over a part of the Earth today and over a million people were able to watch the Universe in action as manifested through this incredible phenomenon of nature.
The Moon has cast a shadow over a part of the Earth today and over a million people were able to watch the Universe in action as manifested through this incredible phenomenon of nature. As the umbra (Moon’s shadow on Earth) moves from part of the planet to another, people across time zones were able to watch the Sun, Moon and the Earth align in a perfect alignment. But have you ever wondered, what the eclipse looks like if you are viewing it from out in the Space? Wouldn’t that be just a spectacular sight to behold?
Well, in reality it looks eerie more than spectacular. Astronauts and cosmonauts stationed in space stations normally have incredible views of the phenomenon as it unfolds once every year. This time however, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) did not get the chance to view the eclipse. This is because the station’s orbit has put it on the wrong side of the Earth, preventing the ISS crew from being able to view anything. Scientists have a unique view of the Umbra, as it passes over the Earth’s surface.