Check Out These Amazing Videos of the Total Solar Eclipse From Space

Satellite footage recorded not only the Total Solar Eclipse, but also a hurricane ranging just above the equator.

Our planet is an amazing place. Not only because it is the only planet that so far hosts life as we know it, but because it is our very own oasis in the solar system.

As the total solar eclipse made its way over the South American countries of Argentina and Chile, satellites from space were also tracking a hurricane chaotically raging and gaining power in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

And as cameras were tracking the weather phenomenon just north of the equator, they also picked up the total solar eclipse resulting in a series of mind-boggling videos.

The total solar eclipse commenced on the South Pacific, not far from New Zealand as Earth’s natural satellite made its way between the Earth and the Sun.

Image Credit: ESO/R. Lucchesi. View of the total solar eclipse from the European Space Agency's Southern Observatory.
Image Credit: ESO/R. Lucchesi. View of the total solar eclipse from the European Space Agency’s Southern Observatory.

This resulted in the blocking of sunlight and resulting in what is known as a total solar eclipse.

The eclipse’s totality traveled across the ocean and made landfall on the coast of Chile.

Then it made its way across Argentina allowing millions of people to witness a stunning cosmic phenomenon.

And as millions of people were witnessing the total solar eclipse, just west of Mexico, in the Pacific Ocean, Hurricane Barbara was gaining power.

The hurricane which was declared a category 4 hurricane with winds up to 210 kilometers per hour was being tracked from space.

The hurricane which is just north of the equator is not expected to hit land anytime soon, as it moves across the Pacific Ocean traveling to the southwest.

By the time it reaches water near Hawaii, meteorologists expect it to weaken considerably.

The total solar eclipse, as well as hurricane Barbara, were captured on satellite cameras and the College of DuPage’s NEXLAB satellite spotted it.

Recorded it.

And eventually, meteorologist Dakota Smith processed it resulting in a breathtaking, mind-a─Źtering timelapse of both phenomena as seen from space.

Breathtaking to say the least, right?

The next total solar eclipse is set to take place in 2020 when the phenomenon is expected to follow a similar pattern, and the totality being visible also in Chile and Argentina.

For more about future eclipses, don’t forget to check out NASA’s website.

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