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<! – -> A time lapse showing the moon's unusual eclipse, from the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory on March 6. In reality, eclipse lasted about four hours. From the SDO's vantage point, the moon saw a break and reverse direction. Picture of NASA / Goddard / SDO / Phys.org March 6, 201 9 took another new moon – a moon more or less between us and the sun in its monthly path – and even if no solar eclipse was visible from the earth This time around, a NASA space observatory could see an amazing eclipse from its vantage point in space, about 22,241 miles (35,793 km) from Earth. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) not only noted a solar eclipse, but it also saw the moon crossing the sun's face, then reversing its direction and crossing from the other side. Of course, the moon did not move in reverse; It was the SDO's movement in its orbit that made the moon seem to regain its steps in front of the sun. How is that possible? SDO – which has observed our sun continuously since 2010 – is moving around the earth in a circular, geosynchronous path. Thus, eclipse seasons that is, a period of several weeks, during which the earth briefly blocks SDO's view of the sun each day . The latest eclipse season began on February 6, 2019. The moon's apparent movement during the 6 March Eclipse (which was not a complete eclipse and perhaps also called a transit…

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A time lapse showing the moon’s unusual eclipse, from the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory on March 6. In reality, eclipse lasted about four hours. From the SDO’s vantage point, the moon saw a break and reverse direction. Picture of NASA / Goddard / SDO / Phys.org

March 6, 201

9 took another new moon – a moon more or less between us and the sun in its monthly path – and even if no solar eclipse was visible from the earth This time around, a NASA space observatory could see an amazing eclipse from its vantage point in space, about 22,241 miles (35,793 km) from Earth. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) not only noted a solar eclipse, but it also saw the moon crossing the sun’s face, then reversing its direction and crossing from the other side.

Of course, the moon did not move in reverse; It was the SDO’s movement in its orbit that made the moon seem to regain its steps in front of the sun. How is that possible?

SDO – which has observed our sun continuously since 2010 – is moving around the earth in a circular, geosynchronous path. Thus, eclipse seasons that is, a period of several weeks, during which the earth briefly blocks SDO’s view of the sun each day . The latest eclipse season began on February 6, 2019.

The moon’s apparent movement during the 6 March Eclipse (which was not a complete eclipse and perhaps also called a transit of the moon over the sun) is related to a change in perspective called parallax. It is the same shift you see if you hold a finger in the arm length and close the first eye and then the other.

Look at the picture below. It shows the SDO’s path as the yellow circle around the earth. As the satellite observes the sun as it moves from 12 o’clock to 9 o’clock in the yellow circle, the moon appears to move to the right in front of the sun. As soon as SDO moves from 9:00 to 6, the moon will act inward toward the left due to parallax.

Orbit of SDO in yellow. Paths, motion copies, objects and distances should not scale, and are merely illustrative. Illustration of Solarsystemscope with addition of Eddie Irizarry.

During this rare eclipse, the moon was 253.1968 miles (407.482 km) from Earth, meaning it was longer than the average ground distance of 239,000 miles (385,000 km) from our planet. It explains why the moon seems smaller than the sun. It was a fine partial eclipse, almost an annular or ring type, but seen from space.

Read more about this eclipse via Phys.org and NASA JPL.

And here is another view of the 6th eclipse seen from SDO, below. Enjoy!

Bottom line: On March 6, 2019 – as seen from NASA SDO – the moon crossed in front of the sun, paused and then crossed back in the opposite direction.

Date of Moon and Sun Eclipse (from Earth) 2019

When is the next total eclipse of North America?

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