On June 29, 2022, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the New Moon as it began to cross the disk of the Sun. It took 35 minutes and obscured 67% of the Sun’s disk at the peak of the event.
This solar eclipse—a partial solar eclipse—was captured only from space. It wasn’t observable from our planet. That’s because SDO orbits Earth 22,000 miles distant, which is enough to give it an exclusive view of our satellite and the Sun.
The next solar eclipse viewable from Earth will occur on October 25, 2022, when Europe and Asia will witness the Moon partially covering the Sun. Up to 82% of the Sun will be eclipsed by the Moon with the maximum eclipse point in a remote part of Russia.
Image credit: NASA