Solar eclipse on February 25, 2016… But only from space


This morning, February 25, 2016 the sun blacked out during an hour-long solar eclipse.

But you had to be in space to see it.

This picture of the sun in mid-eclipse was caught by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught:

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)

As explained by The black shape in front of the sun is Earth itself. Twice every year, around the time of the equinoxes, Earth can pass directly between the Sun and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). This produces a series of beautiful eclipses, underway now.

Here a SDO’s video from 2011:

These eclipses will repeat once a day around 07:00 UT during the next three weeks. Eclipse season ends in late March.

Be sure there will be some more rare blackouts.

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