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Watch the solar eclipse from space.. Satellite images

Satellites have captured new footage of the moon’s shadow passing over the Earth’s surface during a partial solar eclipse. This phenomenon occurs when the moon blocks part of the sun’s surface as it moves between our planet and the star. Views of the shadows are available from the unique observation point 22,000 miles (36,000 km) above our planet. Thanks to the three Meteosat satellites.


Solar eclipse from space

According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, these satellites are located in a “geostationary orbit”, where their orbital periods are equal to the period of the Earth’s rotation, so they remain in the same place for us, and they are equipped with cameras that provide weather forecast data for the European Organization for the use of Meteorological satellites (Eumetsat), however, can also provide an exclusive view of a rare solar eclipse or partial solar eclipse.

“You can see the moon’s shadow moving from left to right, eventually merging with the darkness of the sunset,” Simon Proud, a space scientist at RAL Space and the UK’s NERC National Earth Observation Center, wrote on Twitter.

Also, the Moon’s orbit around the Earth lasts 27 tilted days compared to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, so the three bodies don’t line up like this every month.

When that happens, the silhouette of our natural moon blocks some or all of the sun’s bright surface, and the three Meteosat satellites are in geostationary orbit over Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean.

solar eclipse
solar eclipse

They capture images using visible and infrared light reflected off the Earth’s surface to enable early detection of severe weather, weather forecasting, and climate monitoring.

Dr. Proud first shared a black and white clip of a faint shadow passing over the top of Europe on Twitter captured by the Meteosat satellite on October 25.

Look near the top of the video, especially on the right side: Do you see the dark area moving? This is the shade!

This was the last solar eclipse of the year, but the final lunar eclipse of 2022 is scheduled for November 8.

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