Total Eclipse of the Sun, August 2008

Here’s a video of the total solar eclipse of August 1, 2008. Footage from NASA TV.

You can see how during the eclipse they used a proper solar filter. And during totality, when the Moon completely blocks the Sun, the only time it’s safe to view the Sun with our naked eyes, the filter was removed and we could see the brightness of the Sun’s rays pushing through behind the silhouette of the Moon. Breathtaking.

There is a longer version from which the above video was edited from here.

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