NASA Observes Two Months Transition to Rear Back in the Sky

The Moon is one of the fastest moving objects in the sky and one of the most frequent occurrences is the Moon transitions.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) named spacecraft passed two consecutive months he observed. The SDO was launched in February of 2010 and continues to observe developments that have been around since then. The spacecraft finally revealed two Moon transitions during these observations.

Transitions occur primarily when a small celestial body passes between a larger celestial body and the observer. Similar events can be observed on other planets as well as Moon transitions. Moon transitions are one of the most frequent ones and they are encountered in abundance during the year. But successive transitions are not so common.


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It took about an hour from the two-Moon crossing observed, and SDO saw 92% of the Sun as dark when the Moon was at its peak. The second pass, which took place a few hours later, lasted for 49 minutes, and the effect was less than the other. Moon, this second transitit closed 32% of the Sun.