A New View of August's Total Solar Eclipse

  • Released Thursday, July 20th, 2017
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:47PM

During the August 2017 total solar eclipse, scientists will use the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, along with measurements taken from within the moon's shadow on the ground, to test a new model of Earth's energy budget.

During the eclipse, scientists will take ground measurements in Casper, Wyo. and Columbia, Mo.

During the eclipse, scientists will take ground measurements in Casper, Wyo. and Columbia, Mo.

DSCOVR's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) will capture images similar to this one from the Lagrange 1 point, about a million miles away from Earth.

DSCOVR's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) will capture images similar to this one from the Lagrange 1 point, about a million miles away from Earth.



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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