The Most Amazing 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Photos Taken From Space

The Beginning

JAXA/NASA

About two minutes into the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, Hinode captured the moon's edge beginning to cover the Sun.

Mostly Covered

JAXA/NASA

Roughly seven minutes into the 2017 total solar eclipse Hinode snapped a second image of the event.

Coming to an End

JAXA/NASA

A couple of minutes before the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse can to an end, Hinode took a third image.

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Joseph Bennington-Castro is a Hawaii-based contributing writer for Live Science and Space.com. He holds a master's degree in science journalism from New York University, and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Hawaii. His work covers all areas of science, from the quirky mating behaviors of different animals, to the drug and alcohol habits of ancient cultures, to new advances in solar cell technology. On a more personal note, Joseph has had a near-obsession with video games for as long as he can remember, and is probably playing a game at this very moment.