This video shows different stages of the total solar eclipse. (Provided by JAXA and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

The solar observational satellite Hinode captured images of the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in the United States in a century on Aug. 21.

Photos of the once-in-a-lifetime spectacle were taken by an X-ray telescope on the Hinode for about 15 minutes while the satellite was passing off the West Coast, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

The black moon covered up to about 60 percent of the sun in the photos.

It was the first total eclipse that crossed North America in 99 years.