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You’ve never seen a solar eclipse quite like this

This morning, at 9:47 am ET, the Moon passed in front of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, temporarily blocking the satellite’s view of the Sun. Fortunately for all of us, the Observatory’s cameras were rolling — and what it captured is an incredible sight to behold.

NASA’s SDO zips around our planet at a distance of no less than 1,600 miles, and the video below was shot from onboard the SDO; it’s not every day you see a solar eclipse from Earth’s orbit, and in that respect this clip is pretty damn cool.

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Posted on Tuesday, 6 March
Tagged as: Science   astronomy   sun   image of the day   space   NASA   kim  
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