This is North America's total solar eclipse as seen from space

09/04/2024

Geospatial satellites orbiting at a distance of 36,000 kilometers captured images of the total solar eclipse that passed over North America on April 8.

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The sequence broadcast by European Space Agency (ESA), Corresponds to observations made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOA) GOES 16 satellite. The image shows the Moon's shadow moving across North America from about 14:00 to 21:00 UTC.

Total solar eclipse When the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and for a short period of time Blocks the face of the sun, Assigned to the ring of visible light, called the Sun's corona.

The path of the Moon's shadow on Earth's surface, called the path of perfection, It spread across the North American continent from Mexico to the eastern tip of Canada.

The GOES series is a joint development and acquisition effort between NASA and NASA. GOES-16 (GOES-East) satellite, the first of the seriesProvides continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth's Western Hemisphere and monitors space weather.

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission also captured images of the eclipse with its Land and Sea Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR).

The eclipse also serves as a laboratory to study what happens to the weather when the moon's shadow passes. Shade lowers air temperature and clouds can form in different ways. Data from GOES, Sentinel-3 and other satellites are currently being used to investigate these effects, ESA said.

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