The Multiple Views of the Total Solar Eclipse

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An image of the partial solar eclipse with the ISS
The International Space Station

The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 that crossed the United States garnered international attention. Here in Canada we were treated to a beautiful partial solar eclipse, and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum attracted thousands of visitors to watch. Here NASA has published some of the ways the eclipse was watched, from the ground and from space.

My favourite is the above picture because it has the Sun, which is 150 million kilometres away, the Moon, which is 400,000 kilometres away, and the International Space Station, which is 400 kilometres away, all superimposed on top of each other.

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The Multiple Views of the Total Solar Eclipse
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Jesse is a passionate scientist, educator, and science communicator. As an assistant professor at York University in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, he teaches three classes: History of Astronomy, Introduction to Astronomy, and Exploring the Solar System. He frequently collaborates with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and lends his expert voice to the Ingenium Channel. Jesse is an astrophysicist, and his research explores how super massive black holes evolve through time. Whether in the classroom, through social media, or on TV, he encourages conversations about how science and society intersect, and why science is relevant in our daily lives.