Astronaut shares pics of solar eclipse on Twitter


(IANS) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientist, marine biologist and physiologist Jessica Meir took to Twitter to share the breathtaking view of the annual solar eclipse from the International Space Station.

She wrote: “Here’s what today’s annular solar #eclipse (when the Moon is in line in between Earth and the Sun) looked like from @Space_Station. We saw the shadow of the #Moon on the #Earth below, just above the horizon (central gray area above the horizon). #SolarEclipse2019 #SolarEclipse.”

Meir launched to the International Space Station onboard Soyuz MS-15 on September 25, 2019, as a flight engineer for Expeditions 61 and 62. She is due to return to Earth in the spring of 2020.

The decade’s last solar eclipse took place on Thursday from 8.06 a.m. to 11.11 a.m. in India.

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