Earth During a Total Eclipse of the Sun

What does the Earth look like during a total solar eclipse? It appears dark in the region where people see the eclipse, because that’s where the shadow of the Moon falls. The shadow spot actually shoots across the Earth at nearly 2,000 kilometers per hour, darkening locations in its path for only a few minutes before moving on. The featured image shows the Earth during the total solar eclipse of 2006 March, as seen from the International Space Station. On Friday, March 20th, 2015, the Moon moved once again in front of the Sun, casting another distorted circular shadow that, this time, will zip over part of the north Atlantic Ocean.
via NASA

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