Sun, Moon and Spots

The Moon transits the Sun on Feb. 21, 2012. (Image courtesy NASA/SDO and the AIA team.)

The Moon snuck in front of the Sun this morning from the perspective of NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (Little SDO), sliding past the sunspots of active region 1422. For a sense of scale, those sunspots are easily several times larger than Earth!

Read the rest of the story here.

And check out a video of the event below! (I don’t know about you but I think the Sun looks a little surprised…) o.o

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About Jason Major

Desktop astronomer, graphic designer and space news nut.

Posted on February 21, 2012, in sun, The Moon and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. : ) Now I can’t watch this without thinking the sun ‘looks surprised’!

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  2. the sun definately has a surprised blush on his face all hot and bothered lol xxjen

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