LOOK: NASA captures stunning images of the Great American Eclipse

LOOK: NASA captures stunning images of the Great American Eclipse
The diamond ring affect is seen during the Great American Eclipse on August 21, 2017, at Casper Collage Wyoming. The total eclipse lasted 2 min and 30 sec.

People near the area of totality of the Great American Eclipse were treated to an amazing sight on Monday, as the sky was engulfed in total darkness.

Although watching it from a distance was nice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) still had the best seats in the house and recently shared its captured images of the astronomical phenomenon.

Tons of photos from the eclipse were shared on social media recently, but NASA's GOES-16 satellite captured several breathtaking images from space.

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The gorgeous imagery was streamed by NASA live, using its specialised telescopes, the International Space Station, planes and high-altitude balloons.

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Some of NASA's esteemed astronauts also shared their photos during the rare aerial spectacle.

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Meanwhile, the US will not experience another solar eclipse until 2024, which makes the stunning images much more special.

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