Solar Eclipse 2015: International Space Station Picture Is Fake

This solar eclipse picture is a fake.

It has been shared and retweeted by people, news organisations and well-known Twitter accounts claiming to be an image of the solar eclipse from the International Space Station.

Unfortunately it's not, which is a shame because it's actually quite beautiful. It is, however, entirely fabricated courtesy of artist A4size-ska who created the image back in 2009 and has been cruelly tricking us ever since.

It's not the only one either, a handful of other fake images have been taking Twitter by storm as cloudy weather prevented many from actually seeing the event in the UK.

Hopefully one day the ISS will be able to capture something like that, but for now we can be happy knowing that there will be a steady stream of these to enjoy:

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