TORONTO — Every time there’s a solar eclipse, this photo shows up across Twitter with comments like, “Wow! The solar eclipse as seen from the space station!” or “Wow! I’ve never seen anything so amazing!” And the truth is, neither have astronauts on board the International Space Station.
This beautiful “photograph” was first posted to DeviantArt. It’s not a photo at all, but a work of digital/three-dimensial art.
What does a real eclipse look like from the space station?
And even, this, if you’re looking down at Earth.
Yet since around 2012, this fake image has made the rounds, cruelly fooling people into believing that this is the spectacular view from space.
As if the view of being in space isn’t marvellous enough.