|See updates below| The moon passed between the Sun and NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, which snapped this picture of the event today.
NASA posted it to its Facebook page devoted to the SDO mission. But the agency hasn’t released any information about the event yet. Suffice it to say, these spectacular “lunar transits” aren’t all that unusual. They happen two or three times a year, according to NASA. But they sure are spectacular.
As soon as the agency posts some information about this one, I’ll jump in with an update. And possibly a video of the transit as well. So stay tuned.
| Update 4:30 p.m., 8/6/13: The first video of the lunar transit is up on NASA’s SDO site. Here it is:
Did you catch it? The moon positively flies by toward the end! (For more data go to http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/)