“Americans gazed upwards in their millions on Monday, as a total solar eclipse swept the country.
“It was the first such eclipse to go from the west to east coasts of the US in 99 years.
“From schoolchildren in Missouri to mounted patrol officers in Idaho, the nation was transfixed by the sight of the Moon drifting in front of the Sun, and blocking its light.
“Far from the crowds on Earth, just six people saw the umbra, or the Moon’s shadow, from space.
“International Space Station (ISS) astronauts had a clear view as they orbited above the US from an altitude of 250 miles (402km). They crossed the path of the eclipse three times.”
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