NASA image reveals Earth eclipse of the sun

Eclipse season for the Solar Dynamics Observatory begins twice a year near each equinox.

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.

Eclipse season begins from the vantage point in space of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Eclipse season begins from the vantage point in space of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Image Credit: NASA.

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