Stunning image of Earth seen from ISS during total solar eclipse 2015

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NASA's beautiful photograph taken by Expedition 12 crew members on board the International Space Station, observing Earth during a total eclipse of the Sun.

What does the Earth look like during a total solar eclipse?

It appears dark in the region where people see the eclipse,
because
that's where the shadow of the Moon falls.

The shadow spot actually shoots across the Earth at nearly 2,000 kilometers per hour, darkening locations in its path for only a few minutes before moving on.

The featured image shows the Earth during the total solar
eclipse of 2006 March,
as seen from the
International Space Station.

On Friday the Moon will move in front of the Sun
once again, casting another distorted circular shadow that, this time, will
zip over part of the north
Atlantic Ocean.

Astronomy Picture of the Day [nasa.gov]

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