In photos: Nasa unveils stunning images of once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse

The astronomers had the best seats in the house to watch the celestial event.
The pictures capture the sheer size of the shadow created by the Moon.
This picture shows the shadow sliding over the moon in the event.
The shadow passed across the entirety of mainland America.
The International Space Station is visible here, in what some are calling an out-of-this-world photobomb.

(Credit: NASA)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday's total eclipse drew the attention of billions of people down on earth - and it appears those living in space were quite excited as well.

Nasa has unveiled a series of images of the event, which were taken from the International Space Station.

The station, which was launched into orbit in 1998, captured some incredible photos of the eclipse, as the moon completely obscured the sun to leave only a fiery corona circling around it.

The shadow created on the planet turned day into darkness for almost the entirety of the US, from North Carolina to Oregon. 

The last time such an event was visible across America was in June 1918, and millions flocked to experience the event for themselves and take pictures.

Nasa, however, has trumped them all - as you'll see by clicking the gallery above.