NASA’s solar observing spacecraft had its clear view of the sun strangely ruined by the moon.
On July 26, the spacecraft noticed the moon passed between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Sun, a movement dubbed a lunar transit.
This occurs every two years, causing a partial solar eclipse that can only be seen from SDO’s point of view.
Images of the eclipse show a crisp lunar horizon, because the moon has no atmosphere that would distort light.
This is very different to when the Earth blocks the solar view and you can see the hazy upper atmosphere allowing some of the brightest active regions penetrate.
The SDO has been continuously observing the sun since 2009.
The high-definition space observatory orbits the Earth in a very special way that our planet rarely slips into shot.
The moon, however changes its path approximately twice a year.
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