<p>Last Friday's <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/150318-total-solar-eclipse-equinox-supermoon-astronomy-spring/">solar eclipse</a> threw a burnished gold shadow across clouds swirling over the Arctic Ocean in the early morning hours. NASA's Terra satellite was in the right place at the right time to snap a picture. (Learn about <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11/131101-solar-eclipse-myth-legend-space-science/">solar eclipse myths</a>.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

A Golden Eclipse

Last Friday's solar eclipse threw a burnished gold shadow across clouds swirling over the Arctic Ocean in the early morning hours. NASA's Terra satellite was in the right place at the right time to snap a picture. (Learn about solar eclipse myths.)

 

Photograph by NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

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Last Friday's solar eclipse threw a burnished gold shadow across clouds swirling over the Arctic Ocean in the early morning hours. NASA's Terra satellite was in the right place at the right time to snap a picture. (Learn about solar eclipse myths.)

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