Total Solar Eclipse 2017: The Moon's Shadow Moves from Coast to Coast

Watch the moon's shadow move from coast to coast in this geocolor animation from GOES-16 (! The loop begins at 12:27 pm (eastern) and ends at 2:52 pm on August 21, 2017.

This animation comes to us courtesy of GOES-16's Advanced Baseline Imager (, which can capture an image of the continental United States every 5 minutes! In addition to images of fantastic phenomena like solar eclipses, GOES-16 provides continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere, total lightning data, and space weather monitoring to provide critical atmospheric, hydrologic, oceanic, climatic, solar and space data!

Created by NOAA's partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (, the experimental geocolor enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In daytime imagery, shown here, land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery.

► This gif has been excerpted fro a NOAA's video>>

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