Spring eclipse season: Earth blocks part of SDO’s solar view – See why

These seasons - a time when Earth blocks SDO's view of the sun for a period of time each day - last around three weeks.  

Updated: Mar 07, 2016, 05:14 AM IST
Spring eclipse season: Earth blocks part of SDO’s solar view – See why

New Delhi: The 2016 spring eclipse season of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) began February 19, 2016, with the Earth passing between SDO and the Sun at 0712 UTC that day.

These seasons - a time when Earth blocks SDO's view of the sun for a period of time each day - last around three weeks and happen twice a year near the equinoxes, says NASA.

NASA says this animation was made with images taken in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths of 304 angstroms on February 22, 2016. This type of light is typically invisible to our eyes, but is colorized here in red.

The spring season will end on March 12, 2016.

Source: NASA/SDO