As Europe enjoyed a partial solar eclipse on the morning of Friday 20 March 2015, ESA Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite had a ringside seat from orbit.
By Stan Schroeder2015-03-20 11:53:15 UTC
We’ve seen dozens and dozens of photos and videos of Friday’s solar eclipse, but most of them have one thing in common: They’re taken from Earth.
The European Space Agency posted an image of the eclipse as seen from an entirely different perspective: space. The agency’s sun-watching Proba-2 mini-satellite took this photo Friday, using extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the Sun’s corona.
The ESA also posted a short time-lapse video, showing various stages of the eclipse as seen from Proba-2.
VID: Our #Proba2 had a ringside seat of today’s #SolarEclipse ! http://t.co/l8GClhB7Kq
— ESA (@esa) March 20, 2015
On Friday, the internet was swarmed with several spectacular images that purportedly showed the eclipse from space, but many of them were either photoshopped or older images.
Source: Mashable News