MISSION SUCCESS! Our Solar System show was incredible, and we’re so thankful to everyone who helped it happen!
A NASA spacecraft has captured stunning footage of Tuesday’s (Feb. 21) partial solar eclipse, which left our star looking briefly like a huge celestial Pac-Man.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) was watching Tuesday morning when the new moon crossed part of the sun’s face in a partial eclipse that was visible only from space. SDO snapped a video and photos of the solar eclipse from its lofty perch 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above Earth. [Full Story]
- From Space.com’s 100 Best Space Photos of 2012