2016 Total Solar Eclipse From Space

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Image Credit & Copyright: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) & Himiwari-8.

http://www.jma-net.go.jp/msc/en/

Here are two remarkable images of the March 9 and only total solar eclipse of 2016 as seen from space and from two different satellites. The top image was captured from the Japanese Himawari-8 satellite while the below image was captured by the NASA/NOAA DSCOVR satellite which is nested a million miles away in a halo orbit at the L-1 Lagrange point between the Sun and Earth.  Yes, the Earth is spherical…..it’s 2016, time to get over it.

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Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/NOAA DSCOVR.

http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/DSCOVR/

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=87675&eocn=home&eoci=iotd_image

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