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NASA’s Solar Observatory Witnessed Partial Solar Eclipse, Which Serves As Teaser For ‘The Great Solar Eclipse’

By N. Gutierrez staff@sciencetimes.com | May 28, 2017 11:03 AM EDT

As “The Great Solar Eclipse” is only a few months away, NASA was reported to have its Solar Dynamics Observatory to witness a partial solar eclipse last May 25. The event was said to be something that might serve as a teaser for the upcoming total solar eclipse.

According to Phys Org, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory which is located 22,000 miles above Earth have seen a partial solar eclipse last May 25. The moon was said to cover almost 89 percent of the Sun as the observatory known as SDO identified. SDO was said to be the agency’s observatory which is tasked with monitoring the sun’s daily activity.

As the image was released by NASA last May 26, the space agency stated that amid the moon surface appearing smooth as seen in the image, it is totally uneven. "The surface of the moon is rugged, sprinkled with craters, valleys, and mountains. Peer closely at the image, and you may notice the subtle, bumpy outline of these topographical features," NASA explained in the image’s caption.

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With that said, the partial solar eclipse witnessed by NASA’s SDO was also defined to have its lunar crossing to last nearly an hour. The observatory then took the time to have a GIF version of the partial eclipse that happened at exactly last Thursday at 2:24 p.m. EDT (1824 GMT) and ended at 3:17 p.m. EDT (1917 GMT) per Space.

More so, aside from the witnessed partial solar eclipse, another lunar event is said to happen this upcoming Aug. 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse was reported to be witnessed by residents all over from the coasts of South Carolina to Oregon. Aside from the United States: North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia were also mentioned to witness a partial solar eclipse of the event.

Nonetheless, NASA’s SDO will also witness a partial solar eclipse of the total solar eclipse this August. It was also said that NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO with the detailed map of the Earth, detailed that the moon’s umbra in the upcoming total solar eclipse might possibly vary in shape as it is discovered to vary with time.

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