Unbelievable video, photos show solar eclipse from space

21 August Solar Eclipse Ground and Space Pics Out on www.nasa.gov

21 August Solar Eclipse Ground and Space Pics Out on www.nasa.gov

It's a solar eclipse!

Totality - when the sun is completely obscured by the moon - lasted just two minutes or so in each location along the narrow corridor stretching all the way across the USA, from or to Charleston, South Carolina. From Oregon to SC, those in the path of totality saw the world go dark as the Moon completely covered the Sun.

The last eclipse over the mainland United States was in 1979 and the path of totality only crossed 5 states. To accommodate those who wanted to be both inside and outside, there was a television set-up in a window facing out so that people could see the broadcast as well as look into the sky. The moon completely covered the sun for two minutes and 40 seconds.

"It allows us a window into the universe", said Alex Young, a solar scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Of course, an event like a solar eclipse invites the opportunity for time lapse videos. "All six of our community libraries had solar eclipse activities happening".

If you haven't heard, the moon passed in front of the sun today-and it was something else!

The next total solar eclipse in the USA will be in 2024. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the US that are in the "path of totality" in order to experience a total solar eclipse./AFPA boy uses a special box to view the 30 percent solar eclipse that was seen in Managua on August 21, 2017. Even in Mexico, the partial eclipse was visible.

The crew on the Expedition 52 were not in the eclipse's path of totality, but got to see a partial view of the solar eclipse three times as they orbited.

As we took turns viewing this rare event, knowing that we were sharing the experience with the many viewing parties that were taking place in our community and across the country was a special feeling. Another total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States on April 8, 2024.

Given the planning by many in preparation for the 2017 eclipse, you might want to start making your hotel and travel arrangements now.

"I think it's really cool because the next time it happens I'm going to be a grown up", Swoope said.

"Make way for the Moon", said the official NASA Moon account, which blocked the NASA Sun's account.

As the eclipse drew to an end, the students at Thomas Street were spread out in the school's courtyards on blankets and towels, fiddling with their eclipse glasses and talking about what they had just seen.

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