Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hinode Observes Annual Solar Eclipse

On January 4, the Hinode satellite captured these breathtaking images of an annual solar eclipse. That happens when the moon moves directly between Earth and the sun. The moon is smaller than the sun so observers see bright ring of fire! Here, you can see image and timelapse video that Hinode captured.

and video...

This timelapse video shows Hinode's view of the eclipse. Credit: Hinode/XRT