Partial solar eclipses captured from space •

Partial solar eclipses captured from space


Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency (ESA) features two partial solar eclipses captured on Saturday, August 11th.

When the moon lines up in the center of the Sun and the Earth, there is a total solar eclipse.  During a partial eclipse, the moon is only blocking a portion of the light from the Sun.

The eclipses caught on video over the weekend were visible in some parts of Europe, Asia, and in northern parts of North America.

The images were taken by the SWAP (Sun Watcher using Active Pixel System detector and Image Processing) camera on the ESA’s Proba-2 satellite, which orbits Earth about 14.5 times per day.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: European Space Agency

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