USA witnessed the wonder of total solar eclipse on Monday as the moon passed in front of the sun. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. Millions of people moved to get into the path of darkness, putting on their protective glasses to gaze at the sky.
The wonderful phenomena of total solar eclipse was visible in America’s 48 states after 38 years.
Before the total eclipse, the magnificent features and visuals of the sky completely charmed the Americans. The US space agency (Nasa) streamed beautiful pictures of the eclipse from many vantage points
These included ‘Baily’s beads’ which arise as the last shafts of sunlight drive through valleys on the Moon; and the ‘Diamond Ring’, which is the single brilliant point of light that signals the beginning and end of totality. Here are some amazing pictures posted by NASA:
Image of the Moon transiting across the Sun, taken by SDO in 171 angstrom extreme ultraviolet light
This composite image, made from seven frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second during a partial solar eclipse near Banner, Wyoming.
Image of the Moon transiting across the Sun, taken by SDO in 304 angstrom extreme ultraviolet light
Glowing solar streak across the sky is a composite picture of progression of a partial solar eclipse from Washington
Moon blocked the Sun but it didn’t block cameras
The last glimmer of the sun is seen as the moon makes its final move over the sun during the total solar eclipse above Madras, Oregon