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What Spacecraft Saw During the 2017 Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse passed over North America. People throughout the continent experienced a partial solar eclipse, and a total solar eclipse passed over a narrow swath of land stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, called the path of totality.

NASA and its partner’s satellites had a unique vantage point to watch the eclipse. Several Sun-watching satellites were in a position to see the Moon cross in front of the Sun, while many Earth-observing satellites – and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which typically images the Moon’s landscape – captured images of the Moon’s shadow on Earth’s surface.

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SDO
NASA/SDO


ISS
NASA/ISS


SOHO
inside image credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, LMSAL and NASA’s GSFC;
Middle image: Jay Pasachoff, Ron Dantowitz, Christian Lockwood, and the Williams College Eclipse Expedition/NSF/National Geographic
Outside image credit: LASCO from NRL on SOHO from ESA/NASA


Hinode
Image credit: JAXA/NASA


GOES
Image credit: NOAA/NASA’s GOES-16


NOAA’s DSCOVR
Image credit: NASA EPIC Team


Terra
Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens and Jesse Allen, using MODIS data from the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) and EOSDIS/Rapid Response


Suomi NPP
Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens and Jesse Allen, using VIIRS data from the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center Direct Broadcast system.


IRIS
Image credit: LMSAL/NASA, Bart De Pontieu


LRO
Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

 


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