International Space Station flies across sun during eclipse

International Space Station flies across sun during eclipse

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming.

A NASA photographer is the person to thank for some of the most stunning images yet coming out of Monday's solar eclipse. Italian Space Agency and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli snapped a series of photos of the moon casting its shadow on the planet from his vantage point on board the International Space Station. If you look closely, you can see the International Space Station transiting over the front of the sun, just before the moon blocks everything out.

Additional coverage includes NASA EDGE at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where spectators will observe the longest duration of totality during this bicoastal eclipse at 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

"Humans will do it again with the view of #Mars Eclipsing the Sun!" he posted Monday. The station moves about five miles per second and orbits 240 statute miles above earth.

Dubbed the "Great American Eclipse", the phenomenon's totality was seen in a path that cut from OR through SC, with less spectacular results farther away.



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