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PROBA-2 View of Europe’s Solar Eclipse

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
March 20, 2015
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PROBA-2 View of Europe’s Solar Eclipse
PROBA-2 View of Europe's Solar Eclipse

As Europe enjoyed a partial solar eclipse on the morning of Friday 20 March 2015, ESA’s Sun-watching Proba-2 minisatellite had a ringside seat from orbit
Proba-2 used its SWAP imager to capture the Moon passing in front of the Sun in a near-totality. SWAP views the solar disc at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the turbulent surface of the Sun and its swirling corona.

Credit: ESA/Proba-2 Larger image

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