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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Lunar Eclipse From Space

posted by on March 13 at 11:21 AM


Last month NASA scientists were calibrating the cameras aboard a spacecraft called STEREO-B when they caught this image of a lunar transit across the face of the sun.

Check out this even cooler video shot from the satellite.

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Posted by seattle98104 | March 13, 2007 11:36 AM

And people wonder why we're space geeks...

Posted by COMTE | March 13, 2007 12:05 PM

No matter where I stand in my office, the sun is staring straight at me!

Posted by him | March 13, 2007 12:10 PM

I just learned that the sun rotates.

Posted by homage to me | March 13, 2007 12:14 PM

NASA and their website are awesome. It won't be long before we Earthlings are proven to be mere bacteria in God's intestines.

So, STEREO is TWO spacecraft, hence the STEREO-B shots. Its mission is all about the sun. Quick cool page is here, with Quicktime movies showing how the two spacecraft work in consort to gain their 3-D data.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | March 13, 2007 12:29 PM

yay space! thanks for the links folks. you can actually see the solar flares flaring all magnetic on the big version... fantastic. I could watch hours of that.

Posted by treacle | March 13, 2007 12:31 PM

Technically, a lunar transit across the sun is a _solar_ eclipse.

Posted by Cascadian | March 13, 2007 5:36 PM

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