The claim: An image of a solar eclipse was taken from the International Space Station
“Solar eclipse as seen from the International Space Station,” reads a Feb. 7 Facebook post, which was shared more than 1,000 times in a week.
The claim has been circulating on social media since at least 2013. However, the image is not from the International Space Station.
As Discover magazine reported in 2012, the photo appears to be digital art published in 2009. A NASA spokesperson confirmed the image did not originate on the International Space Station.
USA TODAY reached out to social media users who shared the post for comment.
Image not from International Space Station
The posting indicates the image was created with Terragen software. The program is used for “building, rendering and animating realistic natural…