The International Space Station photobombed the solar eclipse and it was cosmic

Aug 23, 2017, 00:38
The International Space Station photobombed the solar eclipse and it was cosmic

NASA photographer Joel Kowsky managed to capture the International Space Station as it crossed the sun during the highly anticipated 2017 Solar Eclipse.

It wasn't just the moon getting in the way of the sun on Monday.

Millions around the country watched the total solar eclipse, or when the moon completely obscures the sun, on Monday.

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But, in an interview from Houston today, the 35-year-old Albertan said the plan after the space station is already starting to be defined.

A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 from onboard a NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's Gulfstream III 25,000 feet above the OR coast.

The space station passed in front of the sun during the eclipse, giving some photographers an extraordinary photo opportunity during an already extraordinary event.

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Six people are current aboard the space station, including NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, and Randy Bresnik.

Now, a day later, NASA shared images of the 2017 Solar Eclipse captured in space to show the wonderful occurrence from a different angle. You can buy special dark glasses made specifically for looking at eclipses, but you can also use a pinhole cut in a piece of card or paper to project the eclipse onto another piece of paper.

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