A spacecraft tasked with keeping a robotic eye on the sun caught sight of a double eclipse of our closest star last week.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a high-definition video of the Earth and moon blocking the light of the sun at the same time on Sept. 1.
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In the footage, Earth passes in front of the sun first, with the moon following shortly afterward.
“The end of the Earth eclipse happened just in time for SDO to catch the final stages of the lunar transit,” NASA said in a statement.
“In the SDO data, you can tell Earth and the moon’s shadows apart by their edges: Earth’s is fuzzy, while the moon’s is sharp and distinct.” Read more…More about Space Video, Space Photos, Sun, Solar Dynamics Observatory, and Nasa
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