For the second time in 18 months, Alaska Airlines maneuvered a B737-900 aircraft into the path of a total solar eclipse and thrilled some 100 enthusiastic eclipse watchers and reporters from around the world.
It's one "EPIC" eclipse view: NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, aka EPIC, recorded the moon's shadow crossing the United States yesterday (Aug. 21) from 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) away.
The 12 new NASA astronaut candidates will talk with members of the Expedition 52 crew on the International Space Station today at 12:45 p.m. EDT (1645 GMT), and then they'll take questions from the press at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA photographer Aubrey Gemignani created this composite image of yesterday's total solar eclipse over Madras, Oregon. With crystal-clear skies, Madras was one of the best (and busiest) places to see the eclipse.