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  • The dark spot seen high on the left side of the Earth is the shadow of the moon. A Chinese-developed microsatellite in orbit around the moon captured the images during a total solar eclipse on Wednesday Beijing time. Photo: Harbin Institute of Technology_ Gallery: A Solar Eclipse as Seen From Earth and the Moon
     
     
    The dark spot seen high on the left side of the Earth is the shadow of the moon. A Chinese-developed microsatellite in orbit around the moon captured the images during a total solar eclipse on Wednesday Beijing time. Photo: Harbin Institute of Technology
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Gallery: A Solar Eclipse as Seen From Earth and the Moon

A microsatellite in orbit around the moon, developed by the Harbin Institute of Technology in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, captures images showing how the Earth looks during a total solar eclipse. The eclipse occurred Wednesday Beijing time

07.05.2019
The dark spot seen high on the left side of the Earth is the shadow of the moon. A Chinese-developed microsatellite in orbit around the moon captured the images during a total solar eclipse on Wednesday Beijing time. Photo: Harbin Institute of Technology
When the solar eclipse occurred, the orbiter was flying over the far side of the moon, according to the state-owned Xinhua news agency. Photo: Harbin Institute of Technology
The eclipse is seen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday local time. Photo: VCG
People look through hand-made devices to view the eclipse in La Paz, Bolivia, on Tuesday. Photo: VCG
From an observation camp in Paiguano, Chile, people gaze at the sky before the solar eclipse occurred on Tuesday. Photo: VCG
People pose for a selfie while viewing the solar eclipse in Puclaro, Chile, on Tuesday. Photo: VCG

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