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Stunning video of a solar eclipse, taken from space and shared by Elon Musk

Stunning video of a solar eclipse, taken from space and shared by Elon Musk

The total solar eclipse observed in the northern part of the American continent on Monday, April 8, 2024 was also visible from space, as it appeared the next day in a video published by Elon Musk on Channel X, and reported by the “7sur7” website. Images captured by the Starlink satellite show an impressive circular shadow on Earth.

A total solar eclipse is seen from part of Mexico, the United States, and Canada, on Monday, April 8, 2024. Illustration. | Daniher 22 / Pixabay

  • A total solar eclipse is seen from part of Mexico, the United States, and Canada, on Monday, April 8, 2024. Illustration.
    A total solar eclipse is seen from part of Mexico, the United States, and Canada, on Monday, April 8, 2024. Illustration. | Daniher 22 / Pixabay

Gorgeous photos of the total solar eclipse that can be seen from part of Mexico, the United States and Canada on Monday, April 8, 2024, have spread on social networks. In fact, many netizens and astronomers shared their photos and videos of this phenomenon. Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Elon Musk posted a clip online on Channel X, which carried it 7sur7 Show your unique point of view.

The 22-second video was filmed by a camera placed on the Starlink satellite, launched by SpaceX, the company created by the eccentric billionaire. Elon Musk commented on the jeweler's photos “View of the eclipse from orbit”. The clip was shared more than 55,000 times on the social media network, where it also collected 388,000 “likes” on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at midday. Many comments came from netizens who were fascinated by the shot from space.

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Wonder and questions

However, others expressed surprise when they learned that the satellites scattered around the Earth to provide better Internet access are equipped with cameras. X users have expressed concern about potential intrusions into private lives that this device might allow. But Belgian media pointed out that the cameras on the devices were used for navigation and only provided low-resolution images.

To learn more: Read the article by 7sur7