Solar eclipse 2017: Watch the space station photobomb the sun

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While much of the country will see a partial eclipse (at least 75 percent of the sun obscured by the moon), the total eclipse will only be visible in a 70-mile-wide path extending from OR to SC. Six lucky astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) got that opportunity and have shared their jaw-dropping photos with the world. Video from the space station, narrated by Whitson, showed the shadow of the moon clearly visible on the Earth's surface.

Kutryk believes people are living at a time when humans will potentially return to the moon and that he hopes to travel there.

Nespoli tweeted several shots of the eclipse's shadow.


Millions of people across the country were looking up and taking in Monday's remarkable solar eclipse.

NASA Photographer Joel Kowsky captured the silhouette of the International Space Station as it transited the Sun at roughly five miles per second during yesterday's partial solar eclipse, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 near Banner, Wyoming.

And so, while the astronauts were capturing the eclipse from a few hundred miles above, a photographer for NASA on Earth caught the International Space Station as it made its move in front of the eclipse.


Relive the experience below with some of the best pictures captured by NASA.

The path of totality stretched from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, NASA reports.


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