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Video The eclipse as a satellite saw it

August 21, 2017

One of the best vantage points for today’s total solar eclipse is out of this world — literally. Scientists at UW–Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) observed the eclipse through the eye of one of the world’s most advanced weather satellites, GOES-16. The images were taken at a rate of one every five minutes. Stitched together, they show the shadow of the moon tracking west to east across the continental United States. (GOES-16 data are preliminary/nonoperational.) Images: GOES-16, NOAA/NASA