Friday morning’s solar eclipse was visible to much of Europe. But there was another place with great views and a slightly different perspective—space.
The European Space Agency’s Proba-2 minisatellite captured the eclipse from orbit using its SWAP camera, which combines an extreme ultraviolet telescope and high-tech pixel sensor technology to observe the sun and its corona.
Meanwhile, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spotted the eclipse from the International Space Station:
These rare glimpses of a solar eclipse from space are only fitting for a rare astronomical event. The solar eclipse actually combined three celestial events: a total eclipse, a supermoon, and the spring equinox.