LEAD: During the solar eclipse a NASA camera captured the moon's shadow cross the surface of the earth.
1. This animation was assembled from 13 images acquired on March 9, 2016, by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).
2. The shadow of the Moon starts over the Indian Ocean and marches past Indonesia and Australia into the open waters and islands of Oceania (Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia).
3. The camera is onboard the DSCOVR satellite located 1 million miles from Earth toward the Sun.
TAG: DSCOVR’s primary mission is to monitor the solar wind for space weather forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Its secondary mission is to provide daily color views of our planet as it rotates through the day.