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Europe’s solar eclipse on 20 March 2015

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20 March 2015

  Proba-2 view of Europe's solar eclipse

As Europe enjoyed a partial solar eclipse on the morning of Friday 20 March 2015, ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite had a ringside seat from orbit. Proba-2 used its SWAP imager to capture the Moon passing in front of the Sun in a near-totality. SWAP views the solar disc at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the turbulent surface of the Sun and its swirling corona.

 Europe’s solar eclipse seen from Proba-2

As Europe enjoyed a partial solar eclipse on the morning of Friday 20 March 2015, ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite had a ringside seat from orbit. Proba-2 used its SWAP imager to capture the Moon passing in front of the Sun. SWAP views the solar disc at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the turbulent surface of the Sun and its swirling corona.

Eclipsed sunrise from ISS

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this image of the Sun rising from the International Space Station on 20 March 2015. The Sun was partially eclipsed by the Moon as it rose from Earth's horizon.

Space eclipse

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this image of the Sun eclipsed by the Moon from the International Space Station on 20 March 2015.

Samantha took this picture in between operations for an experiment with the Station's centrifuge.

For more information about Proba-2 Mission, Visit: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/Proba_Missions and http://sci.esa.int/proba2/

Related links:

Futura mission: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Futura

Connect with Samantha Cristoforetti: http://samanthacristoforetti.esa.int/

Images, Video, Text, Credits: ESA/ROB/NASA.

Cheers, Orbiter.ch

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