the moon passed in front of the sun in a partial solar eclipse — as seen from parts of Earth. Here, the joint Japanese-American Hinode satellite captured the breathtaking event from space. The view created what's called an annular solar eclipse.
Known as wave clouds, these long, semicircular clouds were created by cool dry air coming from over Africa interacting with warm, humid air over the Atlantic Ocean. This image was captured by Aqua on Oct.
10 Years of Aqua Satellite’s Incredible Images of Earth From Space
Reaching a height of 4 to 5 kilometers feet), the plume of ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull Volcano rises above a sea of clouds in this image. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the image on May
Astronaut Snaps Stunning Meteor Pictures from Space
This is one of a series of photos taken by Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station, showing a shadow of the moon created by the May 2012 solar eclipse, as the shadow spreads across cloud cover on Earth.