Watch: Mesmerizing video gives an incredible look at Friday morning’s solar eclipse

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    Watch: Mesmerizing video gives an incredible look at Friday morning’s solar eclipse



    The total eclipse of the sun came and went on Friday morning, though many people were out of luck when it came to actually enjoying the rare show. Cloudy skies ruined the experience for many, though there were places where the solar eclipse was clearly visible, with certain TV networks even broadcasting it live. However, the best look at the March 20th total solar eclipse comes from the European Space Agency, which used a satellite to capture stunning footage of the spectacle.

    The satellite in question is called Proba-2, CNET reports, and its sole purpose is to monitor the sun. First launched into orbit in November 2009, the satellite used a special “sun watcher using APS detectors and image processing” to record the eclipse.

    The camera sees the giant star in an extreme ultraviolet spectrum of light that lets scientists check out the sun’s corona. That’s why the resulting video showing the entire eclipse is probably the best you’ll see, especially if you weren’t able to enjoy it live, as it happened.

    The brief 12-second video captured by Proba-2 follows below.







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    It was just partially in my country, but I was able to watch it and take pictures. 😊

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    We were travelling on the motorway to a fair and the sun was on our left or just in front all the way and I looked at it through three pairs of sunglasses, By the time we got to the fair it was just a little crescent at the bottom, It was still daylight though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisonivy View Post
    We were travelling on the motorway to a fair and the sun was on our left or just in front all the way and I looked at it through three pairs of sunglasses, By the time we got to the fair it was just a little crescent at the bottom, It was still daylight though.
    It doesn't really get dark, just a bit dim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. A. View Post
    It doesn't really get dark, just a bit dim.
    It didn't even get dim, nothing changed at all, Just shows how powerful the sun is when even a sliver lights up everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisonivy View Post
    It didn't even get dim, nothing changed at all, Just shows how powerful the sun is when even a sliver lights up everything.
    We noticed it a little bit, just enough to frighten a few of our students.
    It was darker in 1999, when we were watching the total solar eclipse.

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    Must have been a European seen by you guys.

    We had a couple of great northern lights showing here the last 5-6 days here.
    Do you guys see the northern lights at all over there in U.K . or Europe?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkyscott21 View Post
    Must have been a European seen by you guys.

    We had a couple of great northern lights showing here the last 5-6 days here.
    Do you guys see the northern lights at all over there in U.K . or Europe?


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    The Northern lights are seen here but i haven't been lucky enough to see them.
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    We can't see them here in Austria. 😢

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