The moon ‘photobombed’ the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) view of the sun and the space agency has now tweeted a video of how it took place.
The short clip, released by the space agency’s NASA Sun & Space’s Twitter account shows the moon passing in front of the sun, resulting in a swift-moving silhouette.
According to NASA, the phenomenon was captured on October 16 by the agency’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which has been observing the Sun since 2010.
On Oct. 16, our Solar Dynamics Observatory saw a lunar transit in space when the Moon passed through the satellite’s view of the Sun. 🛰🌓☀️ The transit lasted about 50 minutes, with the Moon covering about 44% of the Sun at peak. https://t.co/kslpEoBjrw pic.twitter.com/UCGFrS1jXj
— NASA Sun & Space (@NASASun) October 19, 2020
According to the post, the lunar transit lasted about 50 minutes, with the moon covering about 44 per cent of the sun at peak.
Take a look at some of the reactions to the video:
Giant UFO buzzes the sun. Earth is doomed!
— JPReezbot (@JpReezbot) October 19, 2020
— Neo (@Neo91362253) October 19, 2020
And this is mind blowing 🌝🌚
— Aakriti Rawat (@AakritiRawat2) October 20, 2020
How Amazing!!! It’s a quite darky fact! Really interesting…
— Anushika Sharma (@AnushiSharma14) October 20, 2020
The SUN and the MOON seem to be on good terms🌖☀️
— Sun , #F4F ,❇️Rising-Sun❇️ (@7SUN7_) October 20, 2020
A photo bomb out of this world! I’ll show myself out.😏
— teneandterry (@teneandterry) October 19, 2020
wow!!! imean like i saw this with my dark shaders on
— Musk Elon (@MuskElon13) October 20, 2020
For the uninitiated, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory was launched on February 11, 2010, as a part of the Living with a Star (LWS) program to develop a scientific understanding of the Sun-Earth system and its effects on life and society.
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