Headlines > News > Picture of the Day - Sun and Moon

Picture of the Day - Sun and Moon

Published by Matt on Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:17 pm via: NASA
Share
More share options
Tools
Tags

On Oct. 7, 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or 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.

A partial eclipse of the sun. Credit: NASA

A partial eclipse of the sun. Credit: NASA

No comments
Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this article!
Leave a reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.
© 2014 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use