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NASA’s Terra Satellite Sees Shadows of Solar Eclipse

Clouds during solar eclipse, half in white fading to gold and shadows
NASA's Terra satellite captured the March 20, 2015 solar eclipse's shadow over clouds in the Arctic Ocean.

During the morning of March 20, 2015, a total solar eclipse was visible from parts of Europe, and a partial solar eclipse from northern Africa and northern Asia. NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the Arctic Ocean on March 20 at 10:45 UTC (6:45 a.m. EDT) and captured the eclipse’s shadow over the clouds in the Arctic Ocean.

Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team