Annular solar eclipse observed by HINODE and MICHIBIKI from space!
The Solar Physics Satellite “HINODE” and the Quasi-Zenith Satellite-1 “MICHIBIKI” shot some images of an annular solar eclipse from space. The big astronomical event took place on the morning of May 21 (Mon.), and could be observed from many places in Japan including metropolitan areas.
The HINODE captured a scene when the moon traveled across in front of the sun thus the black moon passed through in front of the solar corona. The MICHIBIKI captured images of the Earth where the area above Japan was blackened due to the moon’s shadow.