APOD: 2020 June 27 – Eclipse under the ISS


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2020 June 27

Eclipse under the ISS
Image Credit: NASAISS Expedition 63

Explanation: The dark shadow of the New Moon reached out and touched planet Earth on June 21. A high definition camera outside the International Space Station captured its passing in this snapshot from low Earth orbit near the border of Kazakhstan and China. Of course those along the Moon’s central shadow track below could watch the much anticipated annular eclipse of the Sun. In the foreground a cargo spacecraft is docked with the orbital outpost. It’s the H-II Transfer Vehicle-9 from JAXA the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Gallery: Notable images of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 2020 June submitted to APOD
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Authors & editors: Robert Nemiroff ( MTU) & Jerry Bonnell ( UMCP)
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