Category Archives: Solar Science

Views of the solar eclipse from space

Here is imagery of the eclipse as seen from space:


Update: Another GEOS-16 clip:

Update 2: A GEOS-16 clip showing the eclipse shadown moving over the whole northern hemisphere

Update 3: Yet more images of the eclipse from space starting with the view from the DSCOVR satellite, which resides about a million miles from earth:

The ISS didn’t have a great view but could be seen clearly near the far horizon:



Video: TMRO Orbit.29 – 2017 Solar Eclipse

The latest live program is now in the archive: 2017 Solar Eclipse – Orbit 10.29 – TMRO

Dr. Madhulika (Lika) Guhathakurta, NASA’s Lead Scientist for the 2017 Solar Eclipse joins us to talk about the upcoming eclipse, the Sun and solar weather. For more information on the eclipse and information on how you can do citizen science head over to NASA’s eclipse website at

Space news reviewed:

  • New Horizons Next Target, 2014 MU69, Surprises In Study
  • Commercial Crew Updates: One Year Away Edition
  • Most Accurate Measurement Of Dark Matter Distribution Yet
  • Two new Companies to launch rockets from balloons

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Video: Starshade & Eclipses – The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo hosts the latest Planetary Post report from the Planetary SocietyStarshade & Eclipses – The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo

The Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st is coming up! We’re getting ready with the U.S. National Parks Service and a new Junior Ranger Eclipse Explorer activity book. Also, Starshade is new technology being studied by a team at JPL/NASA and Picardo has the inside scoop.


Video: Making music from a solar eclipse with the Kronos Quartet

On August 21st, the Kronos Quartet will create music out of the solar eclipse in an event sponsored by San Francisco’s Exploratorium and organized by composer Wayne Grim :

Eclipse Sonification with Kronos Quartet Offers a Chance
to Listen to “Music of the Spheres”