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Earth during solar eclipse (Moon shadows)

Astronomy picture of the day.

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Solar eclipse, as seen from Earth’s orbit

Yuri's Planet (Apr 12 2012) Image Credit: ISS Expedition 30, NASA On another April 12th, in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin became the first human to see planet Earth from space. Commenting on his view from orbit he reported, "The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish. Everything is seen very clearly". To celebrate, consider this recent image from the orbiting International Space Station. A stunning view of the planet at night from an altitude of 240 miles (...) #astronomy

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Eclipse at 44,000 Feet