An eclipse is an incredible thing to see from Earth, but it’s even more epic from space.
A new video taken by the European Space Agency’s Proba-2 spacecraft on Feb. 26 shows a solar eclipse through the mechanical eyes of the probe, tasked with staring at the sun day in and day out.
The eclipse made the sun resemble a “ring of fire” from South America and Africa on Earth. This type of eclipse — called an annular eclipse — occurs when the moon is centered on the sun but doesn’t totally blot out the light of the star, which happens during a total eclipse.
The Proba-2 video shows the two partial eclipses the spacecraft spied from orbit during this cosmic event.