Seeing a total solar eclipse on Earth is a stunning feeling.
But, have you ever imagined what a total solar eclipse on Earth looks like as seen from the Moon?
A Chinese microsatellite captured this incredible view of the shadow projected onto our planet during the total solar eclipse that took place on July 2.
The View? Mind-Boggling.
The DSLWP-B microsatellite which was launched along with the Chinese satellite Queqiao last spring, took a total of six photos from the lunar orbit while the astronomical event was taking place.
— Corey S. Powell (@coreyspowell) July 4, 2019
The resulting images were downloaded by radio telescopes in Beijing (China) and in Dwingeloo (Holland).
This image of the #SolarEclipse2019 was taken yesterday by the Chinese lunar satellite DSLWP-B, and downloaded just now with telescopes in Dwingeloo and Bejing. Command upload by @KuehnReinhard; planning by @bg2bhc and @ea4gpz. https://t.co/LYSMUCCwGX
— Dwingeloo Telescoop (@radiotelescoop) July 3, 2019
Subsequently, the photographs taken from the lunar orbit were downloaded and processed by the researchers, who shared them on the official Twitter accounts of their respective institutions.
Luckily this isn’t the only image of the total solar eclipse from space.
NOAA also shared a time-lapse created using the footage obtained by its geostationary satellites (GOES). The amazing part of the NOAA footage is that the satellites not only captured the total solar eclipse as it was taking place, but the footage also includes a hurricane that was developing at the same time on the North Pacific Ocean.
The Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, began on the South Pacific, not far from New Zealand as Earth’s natural satellite made its way between the Earth and the Sun.
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.
Don’t forget to check out this incredible view of the total solar eclipse as seen by passengers onboard a LATAM flight.