No one on Earth has ever seen anything like it. On September 13 2015, the sun was eclipsed twice.
But it was only visible from Earth orbit.
The double eclipse began around 06:30 UT when Earth passed directly between the sun and SDO (first picture). The observatory watched as the body of our planet moved slowly across the face of the sun, producing a near black-out. When the Earth finally moved aside about an hour later, another eclipse was in progress. This time, the Moon was in the way (second picture).
Meanwhile on Earth, an ordinary partial solar eclipse was visible. People in South Africa and parts of Antarctica saw the Moon pass in front of the sun, off-center, producing crescent-shaped shadows and strange sunrises.
Here some pictures taken on September 13 2015 from these areas:
Herea video of the September 13th 2015 partial solar eclipse as seen from the European Space Agency’s Proba-2 spacecraft:
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