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Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Images of Lunar Transit
NASA Image Of The Day
On July 26, 2014, from 10:57 a.m. to 11:42 a.m. EDT, the moon crossed between NASA?s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the sun, a phenomenon called a lunar transit. A lunar transit happens approximately twice a year, 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 image shows the blended result of two SDO wavelengths - one in 304 wavelength and another in 171 wavelength. Image Credit: NASA/SDO...
29 Jul 2014
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