An Earth eclipse of the sun was captured in this image by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). It marks the start of the eclipse season from the vantage point of space at the solar-observing telescope, which is locked in geosynchronous orbit about 22,000 miles above Earth. Eclipse season for SDO begins twice a year near each equinox, according to NASA. Expect more eclipse images in the coming weeks, as the season starts on September 11, 2011, and lasts until October 4.
In his years with EarthSky, Jorge Salazar conducted thousands of in-depth interviews with scientists. He knows a lot about as diverse as nanotechnology, ecosystem-based management, climate change, global health, international environmental treaties, astrophysics and cosmology, and environmental security. Jorge currently works as a Technical Writer/Editor for the Texas Advanced Computing Center, which designs and deploys powerful advanced computing technologies and innovative software solutions for scientific researchers.