The Solar Dynamic Observatory has captured stunning views of a partial solar eclipse as the Moon crosses the path of the Sun.
A partial solar eclipse as seen in space. (Photo: SDO)
The Solar Dynamic Observatory, a spacecraft aimed toward the Sun observing the rapid evolution of stars in our Solar System, has managed to capture a unique phenomenon in space. The spacecraft has observed a partial solar eclipse in space as the Moon crosses the face of the Sun.
The observatory recorded the event that lasted about 35 minutes in space and retrieved images from the celestial event.
According to SpaceWeather.com, which tracks events in space and on the Sun, at the peak of the eclipse, the Moon covered 67% of the Sun, and the Lunar Mountains were backlit by solar fire.
Read also | What will happen in the first pictures of the James Webb Telescope? we have a clue
Here’s How the Partial Solar Eclipse Was Seen in Space
“High-resolution images like these can help the SDO science team better understand the telescope. They show how light propagates around SDO’s optics and filter support grids,” Spaceweather.com shared images of the event. Said in its advisory issued with.
Meanwhile, on June 28, a black filament of magnetism erupted in the Sun’s northern hemisphere, however, it did not leave the Sun’s atmosphere. The good news is that no coronal mass ejection (CME) was detected after the explosion.
Read also | It’s going to be very busy on the moon
The Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) has been studying since 2010 how the Sun creates solar activity and drives space weather – dynamic conditions in space that affect the entire solar system, including Earth. NASA has said that SDO observations begin with the solar dynamo in the Sun’s interior – the mantle of the Sun’s interior that creates its own magnetic field and drives space weather.
The spacecraft also observes the solar surface to directly measure the magnetic field and solar atmosphere to understand how magnetic energy is attached to the interior and converted into phenomena caused by space weather.
Read also | ISRO’s PSLV-C53 mission to launch with three satellites from Singapore today