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Fraser
2006-Mar-30, 04:33 AM
SUMMARY: The Moon passed in front of the Sun on March 29, 2006, right on schedule, and skywatchers across Africa, the Middle East and Asia were treated to a total solar eclipse. But astronauts on board the International Space Station got to see the eclipse from a unique perspective: from space. They saw the Moon obscure the Sun, but they could also see the Moon's shadow darkening the Earth below them.

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ijak
2006-Mar-30, 05:58 AM
Hello,

I just wanted to mention that there is, or has been in the past, a very good satelite image of the moons shadow during the eclipse that was total across Baja California. The weather satelite captured a smoothe transit of the shadow across the tip of Baja. I saw the movie on the weather chanel the day it happend, and I have been looking for that movie ever since.

Jack

01101001
2006-Mar-30, 07:12 AM
I saw the movie on the weather chanel the day it happend, and I have been looking for that movie ever since.

Here (http://library.thinkquest.org/11272/Planets/movies/ecl071191.mpg) is a very short, half-second, GOES-7 movie of the Baja eclipse 1991. I don't know if it's the same as what you saw.

Edit: Forgot to credit the site: John and Katie's web production for ThinkQuest competition 1997 (http://library.thinkquest.org/11272/Planets/othermovies.htm)

Jigsaw
2006-Mar-30, 07:07 PM
That ISS picture of the moon's shadow on Earth gave me the Independence Day creeps, for some reason...