Friday, April 07, 2006

Total Solar Eclipse from Space Station

Here is what a total solar eclipse looks like from space, courtesy of the astronauts on ISS, the big black mark is the Moon's shadow moving across Earth's surface:

Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 6 Apr. 2006. 'Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Photographic Highlights.'

It kinda reminds me of one of those creepy moments in sci-fi/horror films when they realise that the "black nothingness" is spreading. That is one of the cool things you get to see when you have people permanently in space.

Will Australia get into space?

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