Incredible Astronaut’s View of an Annular “Ring of Fire” Eclipse

Astronaut's View of an Annular Eclipse

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June 21, 2020

A day after the summertime solstice, a brand-new Moon passed in front of the Sun to produce an annular eclipse throughout big swaths of Asia and Africa. An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this picture of the Moon’s shadow death over China throughout the eclipse on June 21, 2020.

An annular solar eclipse takes place when the Moon passes in front of the Sun however is too far from Earth to totally obscure the solar disk. From the ground, audiences can see a thin ring of sunshine around the Moon’s edge—thus why the occasion is passionately called a “ring of fire” eclipse.

Astronaut picture ISS062-E-31769 was gotten on June 21, 2020, with a Nikon D4 digital video camera utilizing an 50 millimeter lens and is offered by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by a member of the Expedition 63 team. The image has actually been cropped and boosted to enhance contrast, and lens artifacts have actually been gotten rid of. The International Space Station Program supports the lab as part of the ISS National Lab to assist astronauts take images of Earth that will be of the best worth to researchers and the general public, and to make those images easily offered on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be seen at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.

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