Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spring 2015 Eclipse Season has Begun

The spring 2015 eclipse season has begun! Yesterday at 0711 UTC (2:11 am ET) the Earth passed between SDO and the Sun. We can't see the Sun during the eclipse, but we do see interesting shapes as the Earth's edge moves past the Sun. The atmosphere of the Earth absorbs the extreme ultraviolet radiation from the Sun and emphasizes the bumpiness of the emissions.

This eclipse season runs until March 17, 2015.