The solar eclipse is over, but the hype isn’t. As a matter of fact, some of us living far from North America are even more hyped after the eclipse – because now we get to see the photos. And where can you find lots of awesome photos of space? In NASA’s image library, of course. They have published the images of the 2017 solar eclipse right after the event, and as you can expect – they are simply stunning.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse was visible in a part of the USA from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North America, along with some parts of South America, Africa, and Europe.
In the gallery, you can see the close-up images of the Sun during the transition of the Moon. I found these particularly powerful. Of course, there are also photos of the totality and Baily’s beads effect. There is also a landscape composite showing the progression of the eclipse, and the panoramic shot of the partial eclipse at Nasa’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. And of course, the eclipse viewed from space.
Take a look at the photos, and if you’ve missed the eclipse, these will probably give you a decent consolation.