That's right. I said it. The blackest hole on Earth. No not Washington DC. I'm talking about the "black spot" that is the effect of a solar eclipse on the surface of the earth. While we may all be familiar with the sight of a solar eclipse viewed from earth—and those of you who didn't use that special box may have it literally seared into your retinas—few have ever really seen what this looks like from above. The photo below is a pretty wickedly awesome one from the International Space Station courtesy of NASA. While I'm always telling people to look up to the sky to see the heavens, this is one time it's okay to look down.
Here are some other views from above! Pretty awesome.
Because I couldn't resist: "Moon Shadow" by Cat Stevens