NASA Instagram image2018-11-15T14:42:28+00:00

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🌞 🌒 🛰 The Moon transits the Sun, as seen from the vantage point of our Solar Dyamics Observatory satellite on Nov. 7, 2018. There's scientific value in capturing images of these transits: The sharp edge of the lunar limb helps researchers measure how light diffracts around the telescope's optics and filter support grids, allowing scientists to better calibrate their instruments.

Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Solar Dynamics Observatory

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