Millennium's Longest Solar Eclipse As Seen From Space (VIDEO)

Did you miss the solar eclipse on January 15? Now's your chance to see it--from a satellite's perspective.

A European satellite launched by the European Space Agency captured the moon passing between the earth and the sun during the most recent solar eclipse, which was the longest of the millennium.

The animation (see video below) shows the solar eclipse as seen from space, and is made up of images that were taken one minute apart. According to Wired, the images from the satellite's mission are 'the first of their kind.'

Want to see more awesome space videos? Check out footage captured by NASA of a comet being 'eaten' by the sun, or take a virtual flight over the Martian landscape in an animation made out of NASA's HiRISE images.


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