Lunar, Terrestrial Transit

Check out this recent video of the Sun taken in the extreme ultraviolet spectrum from STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory). The moon passes in front of STEREO B’s line of sight.

The opposite is happening right now from our perspective on Earth — we’re witnessing the first total lunar eclipse in roughly three years as our planet passes between the Sun and the Moon, painting our familiar satellite in diffused atmospheric red. Eastern North America, Europe and much of Asia have the best views which started around 4:30 p.m. ET, fully eclipsing around 5:45 p.m. ET. The eclipse will last about 74 minutes with the moon reappearing completely shortly after 8 p.m. ET.

Previously: Lunar Eclipse In Two Weeks

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