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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

SDO observes a lunar transit of the Sun

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SDO observes a lunar transit of the Sun On October 7, 2010, SDO observed its first lunar transit when the new Moon passed directly between the spacecraft (in its geosynchronous orbit) and the Sun. With SDO watching the Sun in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light, the dark Moon created a partial eclipse of the Sun.

NASA / SDO

Original image data dated on or about October 7, 2010

 

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