NASA SDO – Partial solar eclipse seen from space – Feb 21, 2012

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Partial solar eclipse seen from space

Today we were treated to a very special sight; the Moon came in between the SDO satellite and the Sun. For 1 hour and 41 minutes team SDO observed the Lunar Transit.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) took stunning image from geosynchronous orbit approximately 36,000 km above Earth’s surface using a bank of 16 megapixel cameras.

This video shows today’s Lunar Eclipse in a variety of wavelengths the AIA instrument observes. Each wavelength shows us a different temperature and layer of the Sun, allowing us to study the Sun and its activities.

You can watch the full movie of this eclipse HERE  thanks to Steele Hill, SDO Media Specialist at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

Source and author: spaceweather *  eclipse

 

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