A satellite captured the moon casting its shadow on Earth in the course of the annular photo voltaic eclipse early Thursday (June 10) morning.
Just because the solar started to rise onThursday morning, skywatchers within the Northern Hemisphere had been handled to a spectacular sight: an annular photo voltaic eclipse, often known as a “ring of fire” eclipse.
A photo voltaic eclipse happens when the moon comes between Earth and the solar, casting a shadow on our planet and quickly blocking the solar from our view. However, throughout an annular photo voltaic eclipse, the moon is simply too far from Earth to totally block out the solar, so the solar’s vibrant edge stays seen.
However, whereas this may seem like a “ring of fire,” to skywatchers on Earth’s floor, from house, the eclipse regarded a lot completely different.
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NASA’s GOES-East satellite, an Earth-observing climate probe, captured the occasion from orbit. The satellite noticed the shadow that the moon solid on Earth, from its vantage level between the 2 huge our bodies.
In these observations, you may see the shadow of the moon transferring steadily throughout Earth’s floor because it passes in entrance of the solar, blocking its rays.
Skywatchers down on Earth noticed this shadow from the opposite facet, and those that lucked out with good climate and a transparent sufficient horizon had been handled to a spectacular present. Even individuals who solely had been capable of glimpse a partial eclipse, like of us within the U.S., loved the sight. To some, it appeared as a “crescent sun,” because the moon solely partly moved in entrance of our close by star.
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