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May. 24, 2012

Solar Eclipse From Space

by Annette Heist

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In case you didn't get to see last weekend's solar eclipse here on Earth, astronaut Don Pettit caught it from the International Space Station. Here's his description, and the video, below. (Courtesy NASA.)
“It is amazing to see an eclipse from orbit,” NASA Astronaut Don Pettit said. “The shadow on Earth looks just like what you see in the physics books and the astronomy book where those folks figured all that out without ever having seen what that shadow looks like.”

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Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

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