A small Chinese satellite detected the 2019 total solar eclipse from the moon

A small Chinese satellite in lunar orbit captured incredible images of a Total solar eclipse in South America last year, thanks to commands from radio enthusiasts.

The images were taken on July 2, 2019, with the small ‘Inory eye‘camera, installed in Longjiang 2, a microsatellite developed by a team at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in northeast China.