Here's what it looks like to watch a solar eclipse from space

This amazing footage shows you what it would like to watch a partial solar eclipse from space. One of the differences right away is that, due to the lack of atmosphere around the moon, there's no fuzziness along the edge between the moon and the sun, but just as different are the colors.


The observatory uses a telescope that processes the solar light in multiple wavelengths, different than what we see on Earth. Here are some of the other wavelengths that the scope caught as well:

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The footage was taken this morning by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, when the moon moved between the observatory and the sun over the course of 2 and 1/2 hours. Here's the video footage of the partial eclipse as well:

Images: NASA / SDO

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The moon looks like every person who has ever tried to scoot out or in a crowded row in a movie theater. "'Scuse me. Pardon me. My seat is just over there. Sorry. Sorry. Did I get your foot. So sorry. Pardon me. Sorry about this. 'Scuse me."