How ISS astronauts saw the eclipse
„The International Space Station passed 3 times on Monday through the moon’s penumbral shadow. Images of the moon’s shadow on Earth, seen from space, acquired by ISS astronauts.
Did the International Space Station (ISS) see a total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017? No. According to NASA’s EclipseScience, during this eclipse, ISS passed through the moon’s penumbral shadow – its lighter, outer shadow – three times. It never passed through the darker, inner portion of the moon’s shadow – called the umbra. Thus ISS astronauts didn’t see a total solar eclipse. Instead, they saw a partial eclipse from their vantage point in space. However, during ISS’s second pass through the moon’s penumbral show, the astronauts did see and capture images of the moon’s shadow on Earth, from the perspective of space. (…)“
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