The space station with a view

Earlier we posted a picture of the March 29, 2006 eclipse taken from the International Space Station.

This one was taken by astronauts on the Mir Space Station. It was of the August 11, 1999 total solar eclipse over Europe. That spot of shadow you see on the surface of Earth spans over 160 kilometres (about 100 miles) across. Awesome.

Image: NASA/Mir

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