The recent solar eclipse birthed some seriously beautiful, unique pieces of photography. However, perhaps unsurprisingly, it was NASA whose breath-taking image stole the show.
This otherworldly perspective is something most of us will never experience, but the majestic picture really gives you a sense of how it would feel to watch the eclipse from space.
— Fake Ezzie ? (@fakeezralevant) August 22, 2017
— NASA (@NASA) August 21, 2017
NASA broadcast the celestial spectacle live, all the while sharing gorgeous imagery, captured using high tech telescopes, the International Space Station, planes and high altitude balloons.
The USA will not experience another solar eclipse until 2024, so this really was a momentous day for NASA.
Nasa wins with the eclipse pics ? pic.twitter.com/9Ugibz5IRJ
— Dallas Fuck Boy (@Miggi_DoubleM) August 22, 2017
Station transits sun at 5 miles per second in video taken at 1,500 frames per second with high-speed camera from Banner, Wyoming. pic.twitter.com/x6NNvCc0Af
— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) August 21, 2017
Really makes you feel a bit silly fiddling about trying to snap a picture of the eclipse with your phone in the back garden, all while trying not to look directly at it.
Check out the full NASA gallery here.
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications. When not Lad-ing about, she enjoys cooking, reading and trying not to fall over in Yoga.