A TV audience in the millions watched in awe yesterday as the moon crossed directly in front of the sun in a rare total solar eclipse.
The best views were on offer at Cairns in Far North Queensland but a European satellite also captured the rare astronomical phenomenon from a unique perspective.
The European Space Agency's Proba-2 Satellite did not record the totality of the eclipse but did capture partial views of the eclipse three separate times.
The satellite's ultraviolet-light camera was trained directly on the sun and filmed the event from orbit.
The Proba-2 was able to capture solar storms and sun spots as the moon moved in and out of view.