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Here are some solar eclipse pictures. You can turn any of these images into your computer desktop wallpaper. Just click on an image to enlarge it, and then right-click and choose “Set as Desktop Background”.
This is an image of Antarctica during a total solar eclipse on November 23, 2003. This was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.
This image of the earth during a solar eclipse was taken by a crew member of Expedition 12 onboard the International Space Station on March 29, 2006. The shadow particularly covered the coasts of Turkey and some parts of Cyprus.
Here’s an image of the Artic Ocean during a total solar eclipse on August 1, 2008. This image was captured by NASA’s Terra satellite which is primarily responsible in monitoring the conditions of the Earth’s environment including the climate changes.
Here’s an image of a total solar eclipse taken by the Hinode satellite on July 22, 2009. The totality of the eclipse took 6 minutes and 39 seconds.
Here’s another amazing photo of a solar eclipse captured by the Hinode satellite in July 2009. Hinode, formerly known as Solar-B, is a collaborative project between Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
We have written many articles about solar eclipse for Universe Today. Here’s an article about annular solar eclipse, and here’s an article about India launching 11 rockets to monitor eclipse.
We’ve also recorded related episodes of Astronomy Cast about Eclipses. Listen here, Episode 160: Eclipses.