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View From Space: NASA Shares Astronaut POV Of Eclipse From International Space Station

View of the eclipse as seen from the International Space Station. A giant shadow is over New York.

Yesterday, millions of people across the United States shared a very special moment together. For the first time since 2017, a total solar eclipse was visible in multiple states. Even those who only got a partial solar eclipse were blown away by the beauty of this celestial event. As amazing as both of these experiences were, it seems that the astronauts who witnessed the eclipse from space has us all beat on the most unique view.

Unlike those of us back on Earth, these NASA astronauts weren’t able to look toward the sun. Instead, they were able to view the shadow the moon left as it made its way across the sun. This view is much different from the other viral videos showing off the eclipse, but it’s just as incredible! NASA Flight Engineer Matthew Dominick captured some footage of the moment.

@dailymail Have you ever seen an eclipse from space? This is what it looked like for NASA's astronauts on the International Space Station. You can see the shadow that the moon casts as it passes over Earth. 🎥 NASA #eclipse #solareclipse #news #breakingnews #NASA #space #iss ♬ original sound – Daily Mail

Astronauts Share Stunning View of Eclipse From Space

In the video, the International Space Station (ISS) is stationed around 260 miles above southeastern Canada. But their view is of New York. Little did folks in that area know that, as they gazed up at the moon-covered sun, astronauts were looking down toward their shadowed-covered state!

No matter your view of the eclipse yesterday, one thing is for sure: Celestial events like these are such a fun way to unify folks from all across the country!

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