A NASA Observatory Just Saw a Total Solar Eclipse ... in Space!

Space.com | 2/14/2018 | Google+
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NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw a total eclipse from space on Feb. 11, 2018. These images were taken in extreme ultraviolet light, which is typically invisible to our eyes; it's colorized here in purple.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured gorgeous views of a total solar eclipse on Sunday (Feb. 11), making the mission's birthday even more special.

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The cosmic event was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which launched eight years ago to the day, on Feb. 11, 2010.

The eclipse wasn't visible from our vantage point here on Earth. In fact, we're facing a bit of a solar-eclipse dry spell in the aftermath of the "Great American Total Solar Eclipse" last August. There's a partial solar eclipse coming on Thursday (Feb. 15), but it'll be visible only from Antarctica and southern South America. There will also be partial eclipses in July and August, favoring viewers in southern Australia and northern Europe, respectively. And that's it for 2018.

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But SDO will be seeing a lot more eclipses over the next few weeks, because the probe has now...
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