There's a Solar Eclipse Happening Now That Can Only Be Seen From Space

This is a photo of what's happening right now above our heads. It's a solar eclipse near the moon. You just can't see it, because you're not in space.

In-space solar eclipses are fairly common, but they're not always caught on camera, and they're not readily visible to us Earthlings. Besides, there's always room in our hearts for some oohing and ahhing over the insane things that happen in the sky, even if it happens all the time. [Solar Dynamics Observatory via @SciAstro]


Okay, here's an awesome extra tidbit. Reader szzbzzfft just pointed out that the SDO actually puts together an mp4 timelapse over the last 48 hours. The GIF below is from today's.

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