Image by NASA Earth Observatory
We've all seen countless photos of solar eclipses, and readers in California, Japan or Australia may have gotten a look at Sunday's in person; but did you ever wonder what the results of an eclipse look like from space?
The Large Picture Blog has images of earlier eclipses and their effect on the Earth, as shot by the International Space Station and the Mir, before it was decommissioned:
Image by APOD
Image by NASA
Kind of looks like a burn mark, like God left Earth in the oven too long.
While photographer Cory Poole couldn't be bothered to make it into outer space (lazy), he did take the time to shoot 700 shots of Sunday's eclipse through a telescope, and was good enough to post the resultant time-lapse video on YouTube: