The solar eclipse produced some fantastic photos-here are our favorites

23 August, 2017, 00:40 | Author: Lorena Waters
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Although a number of people thought of the space station as a sunspot, NASA cleared doubts by sharing a seven frame image of the epic photobomb moment.

Astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who is now on a long duration mission to the ISS, tweeted that he was using a camera with a solar filter and 400 mm lens to photograph the eclipse.

Instead of letting everyone in North America get excited about the first total solar eclipse in nearly a century (it was a pretty big deal) the ISS chose to steal some of the limelight for itself.

A close-up view of the station, Sun, and Moon.

And while most of the nation was staring up at the sky in their protective glasses as the moon moved between the sun and the Earth, an interloper was stealing the limelight. When you're on the ground, all you have to do is look skyward and, assuming you're within an area that the moon's shadow will hit, you'll see what all the fuss is about.

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The path of totality stretched from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, NASA reports.

NASA photographer Joel Kowsky captured the ISS in the midst of the solar eclipse while looking skywards from Banner, Wyoming.

If you missed this week's spectacle, just sit tight: The next U.S. eclipse is expected in April 2024.

This gallery highlights everything from the International Space Station transiting the Sun during the eclipse, to astronauts on board the station itself taking pictures of the event back on Earth.

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