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2008 September 26

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Solar Eclipse in Feburary 2008 (movie)
XRT observed the first solar eclipse of 2008 that occurred on February 7th. This was seen as an annular eclipse from the Earth but XRT only observed a partial eclipse. The moon races across the solar disk much faster than it is seen from the surface of the Earth because of the rapid orbital motion of the Hinode satellite.

Keywords: Eclipse, Full Disk
Filters: C_poly

(Prepared by Y. Su and P. Grigis.)

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