What a total solar eclipse looks like from space

NASA shared an eerie view of the moon's shadow passing over Earth.
a shadow on earth's surface

The view of Earth from the International Space Station during the eclipse. NASA

Darkness, slivers of sunshine, and crescent shadows: The 2024 total solar eclipse put on quite a show. Down here on Earth, millions of people witnessed the fascinating sight of the moon passing in front of the sun. But a select few people had the chance to experience the eclipse from a different perspective: space.

The current residents of the International Space Station watched not only the actual eclipse, but what happened to Earth as the eclipse occurred. In a video shared by NASA, you can see the ominous shadow of the moon sliding over the surface of our planet.

“I can hardly imagine a view being better than the one we have right now, but if there is one, it’s from the Space Station,” NASA’s Earth-bound livestream commentators noted.

North America will not experience another total solar eclipse until August 23, 2044.