NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the stunning moment as the Moon passed in front of the Sun. NASA’s sun-observing spacecraft recorded Wednesday’s 35-minute partial solar eclipse.Also read – Watch: Incredible moment as 5 planets lined up in rare formation for first time in 18 years
The high-resolution images captured by the SDO will help scientists better understand the telescope. The images “show how light is diffracted around SDO’s optics and filter support gratings. Once calibrated, it is possible to correct SDO data for instrumental effects and sharpen images of the Sun even more than before,” the report says.
Today the moon passed in front of the sun creating a partial eclipse of the sun. You had to be in space to see it. #NASA‘s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the 35-minute event. At the peak of the eclipse, the moon covered 67% of the sun. pic.twitter.com/zrJRSRfTcV
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Since its launch in 2010, NASA’s SDO has studied how the Sun generates solar activity and drives space weather – the dynamic conditions in space that affect the entire Solar System, including Earth. SDO measurements of the Sun – from interior to atmosphere, magnetic field and energy output – have greatly contributed to our understanding of our closest star.
The spacecraft’s observations begin inside the Sun with the solar dynamo — the motion inside the Sun that creates its magnetic field and drives space weather. The SDO then observes the Sun’s surface to directly measure the Sun’s magnetic field and atmosphere to understand how magnetic energy is associated with the interior and converted into space weather-generating events.
It also measures the sun’s extreme UV radiation, which is a key factor in the structure and composition of the Earth’s upper atmosphere.