A satellite image of North America shows a darkened spot centered on the South Central United States and Mexico with a gradually increasing gradient of visibility as you move outward. The dim spot that strongly limits the visibility of the land spans from West Coast of Mexico to the Florida panhandle

Total Solar Eclipse Darkens North America

Satellites gathered striking views of the Moon’s shadow from above as observers on the ground were awed by the Sun’s corona. View the full story

Credits: NASA Earth Observatory / Michala Garrison and Wanmei Liang