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. SWAP views the solar disc at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths to capture the turbulent surface of the Sun and its swirling corona.
Two solar eclipses for Proba-2
Proba-2 partial eclipses
Proba-2 views partial eclipse
Solar Orbiter sees ‘campfires’ on the Sun
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