Have you ever seen an eclipse from space? Thanks to OneHome and its partners NASA and Blueturn, you will see in this video the solar eclipse of June 21st (between 40s and 1min40s), filmed from the DSCOVR satellite located one million miles away on the Earth/Sun axis
As you will see, the black shadow of the Moon (this is how an eclipse looks from space) is visible from parts of Africa including the Central African Republic, Congo, and Ethiopia; south of Pakistan and northern India; and China. As the Moon is rarely in the same plan as the Earth and the Moon, you do not see it in this video.
A solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with a new moon (syzygy) indicating the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.If the Moon were in a perfectly circular orbit, a little closer to the Earth, and in the same orbital plane, there would be total solar eclipses every new moon. However, since the Moon's orbit is tilted at more than 5 degrees to the Earth's orbit around the Sun, its shadow usually misses Earth. A solar eclipse can only occur when the Moon is close enough to the ecliptic plane during a new moon.