International Space Station flies across sun during eclipse

Aug 23, 2017, 00:41
International Space Station flies across sun during eclipse

You can see the space station as a small "H" that moves across the field of view.

"Voila! The #Eclipse2017 shadow from the ISS, no words needed" he tweeted alongside the incredible images.

He also snapped this remarkable picture of the moon passing in front of the sun "at the point of the maximum of the partial solar eclipse" in Wyoming.

What at first appeared to be a sunspot or some other irregularity, in fact turned out to be the space station.

The 1999 total solar eclipse over Great Britain. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.

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From Earth, it was an incredible sight - and from space, today's historic total eclipse was just as stunning.

Six people are on board the ISS right now: NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy; and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

Now, a day later, NASA shared images of the 2017 Solar Eclipse captured in space to show the wonderful occurrence from a different angle.

In what might become known as one of the greatest space photobombs of all time, the solar eclipse that gripped the U.S. on Monday may have been upstaged.

If you missed this week's spectacle, just sit tight: The next USA eclipse is expected in April 2024.

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