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Partial eclipse of the Sun seen by Proba-2’s main SWAP
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- Title Partial eclipse of the Sun seen by Proba-2’s main SWAP
- Released 07/06/2011
- Length 00:00:32
- Language English
- Footage Type Close-up
- Copyright ESA
On June 1st, a partial eclipse of the Sun became visible across northern latitudes - and also from Earth orbit.
Between 2040 and 2246 GMT, ESA’s Proba-2 micro-satellite twice crossed the path of the lunar shadow to return views of the partial solar eclipse.
Proba-2’s main SWAP (Sun Watcher using APS detectors and imaging processing) instrument acquired a new image every 30 seconds, built up into the movie