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We all have that one friend who loves to photobombs are pictures, to tease us. And sometimes, it’s not just our friends, from strangers to animals — photobombing is quite common even it is so unwanted. But sometimes, it makes the experience quite memorable if not hilarious. And it seems we mortals are not the only one, celestial bodies too love to interrupt and steal the limelight.
Yes, like the Moon photobombed the Sun, and we are not kidding. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) that watches the Sun 24/7, suddenly found it’s view obstructed. The Moon crossed the spacecraft’s view of the Sun, covering about 26 percent of the celestial body at the peak of its journey.
The incident lasted for 45 minutes on October 19, when the “Moon’s shadow obstructs SDO’s otherwise constant view of the Sun, and the shadow’s edge is sharp and distinct, since the Moon has no atmosphere which would distort sunlight, ” NASA said in a post.
The NASA posted a GIF of the photobombing on Twitter to which NASA Moon unabashedly replied, “Yup.”
— NASA (@NASA) October 20, 2017
— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) October 20, 2017
Tweeple couldn’t stop laughing and cracking jokes and now the photobombing GIF is going viral.
Silly moon trying to get some attention with a photobomb! https://t.co/z04PkRyAxr
— NWS (@NWS) October 20, 2017
What a joker! 🌑🌚🃏 https://t.co/aGLgOalVbf
— Kirsty Duncan (@KirstyDuncanMP) October 20, 2017
Narcissistic moon! Always trying to get in the pic. https://t.co/Xyhk9XD0Bk
— Stacy Kish (@StacyWKish) October 20, 2017
My sister does it too Sun, don’t worry about it “) https://t.co/WBtQLnc9eD
— AwesomeMe (@AwesomeMe42) October 20, 2017
— martin reilly (@martinobhoy) October 20, 2017
The moon be like pic.twitter.com/yUnYsB9pre
— Xixi (@Sweet_Xixi) October 20, 2017
— Chasity (@Chasity_Shelton) October 20, 2017
Homegirl always taking the spotlight. pic.twitter.com/vdKaxqXjs2
— RootOnARiot 💖💜💙 (@RavenpuffSestra) October 20, 2017
Moon: “Hey Mother Earth! Watch! No hands! Look at me! Watch me, Mama!” 🤓
— Sandy (@Shandeh) October 20, 2017
— Robyn Bradshaw (@Robyn_Bradshaw) October 20, 2017
The moon be like 🌝😎 pic.twitter.com/3RlBU8HJEl
— SparkleMcSnowflake❄️ (@Anjaani07) October 21, 2017
— Abrahemian (@tweetles2u) October 21, 2017
— Shannen (@jigsawgirl1) October 21, 2017
— G I N G Y (@EggsRHuman2) October 21, 2017
In case you are wondering why the Sun appears green, NASA explained, “SDO captured these images in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light that shows solar material heated to more than 10 million degrees Fahrenheit. This kind of light is invisible to human eyes, but colorized here in green.”
Social media managers at NASA are pretty cool, as they make complex astronomical instances funny and relatable for masses. Earlier, in August during the historic total solar eclipse, when the Moon eclipsed the Sun for the day, Twitter handle of NASA Moon blocked the NASA Sun’s handle! Yes, it’s true. And even then an epic photobombing happened when International Space Station passed in front of the sun at the time of the eclipse creating amazing silhouettes.