A Nasa spaceship has captured astonishing footage of Earth eclipsing the Sun.
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) orbits our planet and is on a mission to record how our star affects life down on the surface of Earth.
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On Sunday February 11, the satellite’s ‘eclipse season’ begun.
This is a three-week period that comes twice a year, during which Earth blocks SDO’s view of the Sun for a short period of time.
Nasa wrote: ‘The eclipses are fairly short near the beginning and end of the season but ramp up to 72 minutes in the middle.
‘Most spacecraft observing the Sun from an orbit around Earth have to contend with such eclipses.
‘SDO’s orbit is designed to maximize the amount of data the spacecraft can send back to Earth, but twice a year Earth gets in the way of the spacecraft’s view.’
The spring eclipse season began on February 11 with a partial eclipse and will conclude on March 5.
Last week, Nasa spotted two huge space rocks headed towards Earth.
Both of these asteroids safely passed our planet but gave humanity the willies because they were only spotted a few days before they zoomed past.
If the rocks had been bigger and headed on a collision course with Earth, it could have been curtains for humanity.
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