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Image of Solar Eclipse as seen by Hinode Satellite
The Hinode satellite observing our sun captured images of the moon traversing the face of the sun during a solar eclipse. On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, a total eclipse of the Sun was visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow began in India and crossed through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. After leaving mainland Asia, the path crossed Japan’s Ryukyu Islands and curved southeast through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reached 6 minutes and 39 seconds.
Image credit: NASA/JAXA
Low hanging moon
The smaller moon Mimas upstages the larger moon Dione as the dramatic Herschel Crater is spotlighted on Mimas in this Cassini image taken in visible red light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on March 23, 2010.
Herschel Crater is about 130 kilometers wide and covers a significant part of Mimas at the top of this picture. Smaller craters are visible on Dione in the lower portion of this image.
Because of the particular viewing geometry here, sunlight illuminates the leading hemisphere of Mimas on the left, and light reflected off Saturn dimly lights the Saturn-facing side of Mimas on the right. Lit terrain seen on the left of Dione is on the anti-Saturn side of that moon.
Image Credit: NASA JPL
Moon over the North Pole