Beautiful eclipse images from sun-watching Hinode satelliteEarth & Sky #Hinode_SatelliteJanuary 12, 2019
The Hinode satellite had the same perspective as earthly skywatchers, but its equipment gave it an awesome view of the eclipse.
The Hinode satellite, which is in low-Earth orbit, captured these beautiful images of Sunday’s annular or ring eclipse of the sun on Sunday, May 20, 2012.
Two minutes after the start of the partial eclipse of the Sun.
Hinode is in a low-Earth (about 400 miles, or 600 kilometers above Earth) sun-synchronous polar orbit that permits nearly continuous observations of the sun.
Its orbit gave it essentially the same perspective as skywatchers on Earth, according to NASA.
Hinode is jointly managed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council in the U.K.
Bottom line: The Hinode satellite captured beautiful images of Sunday’s annular or ring eclipse of the sun.
A scientific campaign is the acquisition of data using dedicated instrument settings or special off-pointings to support the analysis of a science question. For LYRA, these acquisitions are typically required during the eclipse phase. Once a year, the spacecraft is shaded by the shadow of the Earth. When entering and exiting the shadow, LYRA actually samples the Earth atmosphere. Dedicated instrument settings and the usag…