sun & moon, photographed by sdo, 30th january 2014.

an eclipse of the sun by the moon visible only from sdo, created by the alignment of their orbits. and, for good measure, a solar flare (left).

this sequence of 28 frames (photographed over 7 hours) combines images of two wavelengths, for reasons that i no longer clearly recall. this idiosyncratic postprocessing has, however, revealed some interesting textures of the image sensor.

image credit: nasa/sdo, aia/eve/hmi. animation: ageofdestruction.