Claim: Photograph shows a view of a solar eclipse taken from the International Space Station.
Example: [Collected via twitter, March 2015]
Origins: As a solar eclipse awed stargazers on
Deviant Artist A4size-ska first uploaded the spectacular (and doctored) image displayed above to the Internet in 2009. It has since been viewed by hundreds of thousands of users and regularly makes a lap around the Internet whenever a solar eclipse takes place.
There are two ways to tell that this image is not real. First, it depicts a view that would not be possible from the ISS: although astronomers may quibble over the apparent size of the celestial bodies shown here in relation to the actual solar eclipse that occurred on
Additionally, Deviant Artist A4size-ska stated outright that this image was a composite created using
Last updated: 20 March 2015
Plait, Phil. “A Fake and a Real View of the Solar Eclipse… FROM SPACE!” Discover Magazine. 22 May 2012.