Video captures the moon photobombing the sun

The moon performed the ultimate photobomb this week as it moved in front of the sun, blocking its glowing surface with a dark silhouette as a satellite watched.

The GOES solar-observing satellite and its SUVI (Solar Ultraviolet Imager) instrument captured the cosmic show while observing the hot outer atmosphere, or corona, of the sun.

The photobomb was a solar eclipse visible only in space that lasted several hours.

The satellite observes solar emissions that act as warning signals of solar flares, which can cause blackouts on Earth, and captured a filament that erupted at the northwestern edge near the pole once the moon disappeared.

“Yet we can see isolated periods of geomagnetic storms at G1 (minor) level due to the influence of fast solar wind from a coronal hole,” EarthSky reports.

The moon moved in front of the sun, blocking the glowing surface with a dark silhouette during an eclipse visible only in space

The moon cast a silhouette between 10:30 and 12:00 UTC on November 23.

An image of the moon blocking out part of the sun was shared on Twitter, where one user commented, “the moon looks like it’s taking a bite out of the sun.”

Solar emission observations aid in the early detection of solar flares, coronal mass ejections (CMEs), and other phenomena affecting the geospace environment.

The early warning given when SUVI observes a solar flare comes at least 15 hours before the corresponding CME arrives on Earth.

The GOES satellite observing the sun and its SUVI (Solar Ultraviolet Imager) instrument observe the hot outer atmosphere, or corona, of the sun.

The GOES satellite observing the sun and its SUVI (Solar Ultraviolet Imager) instrument observe the hot outer atmosphere, or corona, of the sun.

The moon seemed to come out of nowhere.  An image of the moon blocking out part of the sun was shared on Twitter, where one user commented 'the moon looks like it's taking a bite out of the sun'

The moon seemed to come out of nowhere. An image of the moon blocking out part of the sun was shared on Twitter, where one user commented ‘the moon looks like it’s taking a bite out of the sun’

CMEs are large ejections of plasma and magnetic fields from the sun’s corona.

They can eject billions of tons of coronal material and carry an embedded magnetic field (frozen in flux) stronger than the background strength of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) of the solar wind.

While this solar eclipse could not be seen from Earth, on November 8, those in the US witnessed a stunning cosmic display of a reddish-hued moon hanging in the dark sky.

Known as a blood moon, it occurs when the Earth’s shadow covers the moon, blocking the reflection of all direct sunlight – this causes the moon’s color to fade and turn a coppery red.

Peak totality — the eclipse stage where the moon is completely in Earth’s shadow — occurred around 5 a.m. ET.

The large, red moon was visible over New York City, Washington DC, Virginia and other parts of the US until it turned silver again about two hours later.

The satellite observes solar emissions that act as warning signals of solar flares, which could cause blackouts on Earth, but the solar activity captured during the photobombing is considered low

The satellite observes solar emissions that act as warning signals of solar flares, which could cause blackouts on Earth, but the solar activity captured during the photobombing is considered low

While this solar eclipse could not be seen from Earth, on November 8, those in the US witnessed a stunning cosmic display of a reddish-hued moon hanging in the dark sky.

While this solar eclipse could not be seen from Earth, on November 8, those in the US witnessed a stunning cosmic display of a reddish-hued moon hanging in the dark sky.

Tuesday’s event marks the second blood moon this year, following one in mid-May, with the next not expected until March 14, 2025.

The eclipse was also visible in East Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America and all of North America.

Skywatchers in Asia and Australia spotted it with their evening moonrise.

At the same time, the spectacle played out for observers in other parts of North America in the early morning hours before the moon set.

And it was visible to the naked eye wherever the sky was clear in those regions.

The entire eclipse unfolded for nearly six hours as the moon gradually entered Earth’s paler outer shadow, the “penumbra,” and then entered Earth’s darker inner shadow, or “umbra,” before reaching totality and finally vanishing from Earth. came out the other side.

NASA said the moon was 242,740 miles from Earth during this lunar event that lasted about 90 minutes.

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