We’ve used these pages to proclaim our general love of space and science, as well as our general appreciation for NASA’s Image of the Day series. Well, here’s another pretty impressive¬†shot of nature in action courtesy of NASA.

As they explain:

“During the afternoon of March 9, 2016, a total solar eclipse was visible in parts of southeast Asia. An eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun. The MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of the total solar eclipse moving across the south Pacific Ocean at 03:05 UTC on March 9, 2016.”


Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team.