NASA’s coverage of the 2017 solar eclipse

NOTE: Coverage of the 2017 Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 courtesy of NASA.

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — If you could not make it outside for Monday’s solar eclipse, fear not. NASA’s got you covered.

NASA followed the totality of the eclipse across the country from a series of 50 cameras attached to balloons at elevations of up to 100,000 feet.

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station as well as 11 spacecraft also provided unique perspectives of the eclipse. One such perspective was spotting the International Space Station cross in front of the sun.

Others captured by NASA photographers showed the progression of the eclipse.

This composite image of eleven pictures shows the progression of a total solar eclipse at Madras High School in Madras, Oregon on Monday, August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Images from onlookers across the country — and right here in Hampton Roads — showed how the eclipse resulted in eerie shadows and total darkness in some cases.