Eclipse'98 In Orbit
Orbit - The View from Above
There are several ways to observe the eclipse from
high above the ground. For example. there are geostationary weather satellites,
spy satellites, low-orbiting weather satellites, the Hubble Space Telescope,
The MIR station, cameras on the Moon or orbiting the Moon (Clementine!),
and more. Just imagine you're on one of these satellites, flying and zipping
through space, and then you dive into the cast shadow between the Moon
And last but not least, there
are nice software packages available these days to create a virtual eclipse,
such as the ones occuring around Jupiter so often (hey, what if Earth had
a dozen of Moons!?).
|Links showing the view from above:|
|GOES observations of earlier eclipses|
|HST sees solar eclipse on Jupiter with IO|
|HST sees plane crossing on Saturn and moon's shadow (text)|
|Interested in creating your own view? This link gets you to a place
where you can pretend to be on the Moon, on the Sun, or hop onto a satellite
and look down at Earth. You can even enter your longitude/lattitude or
select a major city and the altitude from where you want to look down.
Fourmilab's Earth and Moon Viewer!
This site has great views, from the Moon, the Sun, and satellites!
|APOD: NASA's Clementine Project|
|Also, don't forget to view our