ESA's Proba-2 Satellite Sees Three Partial Solar Eclipses

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ESA's Proba-2 Satellite Sees Three Partial Solar Eclipses.

ESA's Earth-orbiting Proba-2 satellite observed three partial solar eclipses on the morning of 13 September 2015 along with an additional passage of the Moon close to the edge of the Sun.

The image was taken with Proba-2's SWAP imager, which views the solar disc at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the turbulent surface of the Sun and its swirling corona, which can clearly be seen in between eclipses in this movie. The Sun's rotation can also be seen.

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