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The Eclipse 2017 from International Space Station










ISS - Expedition 52 Mission patch.

Aug. 22, 2017

The Eclipse 2017 from Space

Image above: iss052e055885 (Aug. 21, 2017) -- Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Flight Engineer Randy Bresnik took still images of the eclipse as seen from the unique vantage of the Expedition 52 crew. Witnessing the eclipse from orbit with Bresnik were NASA’s Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, ESA (European Space Agency’s) Paolo Nespoli, and Roscosmos’ Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the continental United States at an altitude of 250 miles. Image Credit: NASA.

The Eclipse 2017 Umbra Viewed from Space

Image above: iss052e056122 (Aug. 21, 2017) -- As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse as the umbra, or moon’s shadow passed over them, only six people witnessed the umbra from space. Viewing the eclipse from orbit were NASA’s Randy Bresnik, Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson, ESA (European Space Agency’s) Paolo Nespoli, and Roscosmos’ Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the continental United States at an altitude of 250 miles. Image Credit: NASA.

The Eclipse 2017 Umbra Viewed from Space
 
 Image above: iss052e056222 (Aug. 21, 2017). Image Credit: NASA.

The Eclipse 2017 Umbra Viewed from Space

Image above: iss052e056225 (Aug. 21, 2017). Image Credit: NASA.

The Eclipse 2017 Umbra Viewed from Space

Image above: iss052e056245 (Aug. 21, 2017). Image Credit: NASA.

Related links:

Eclipses and Transits: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/eclipse/index.html

Expedition 52: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition52/index.html

International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Images (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia.

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