ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took this image of Earth from the International Space Station on 20 March 2015. As Europe enjoyed a partial solar eclipse parts of our planet were shrouded in the Moon's shadow which can be seen faintly in this image.
Samantha took this picture in between operations for an experiment with the Station's centrifuge.
See the complete set of solar eclipse pictures on Samantha's Flickr page.
Connect with Samantha and her Futura mission at: samanthacristoforetti.esa.int