of space.com Report According to reports, when the solar eclipse was at its peak, the Moon covered 67 percent of it. Because of this, the Moon was visible as a dark round spot on more than half of the Sun. The main task of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, also known as SDO, is to observe the events of the Sun in space. This observatory also monitors the radiation that comes out of the Sun and can have an effect on the Earth. It also works on the Sun’s magnetic field, sunspots and other aspects.
Recently it captured an explosion in the Sun. During this, solar radiation was released in space for about 3 hours.
SDO was launched in February 2010. This is a project of the US Space Agency and its allies.
A coronal mass ejection (CME) was also included in the explosion captured by SDO in the Sun. Coronal mass ejections are large clouds of solar plasma. After a solar explosion, these clouds spread into the Sun’s magnetic field in space. Due to their rotation in space, they expand and often they reach a distance of several lakh miles.
Sometimes they collide with the magnetic field of the planets. When their direction is towards the Earth, they can cause geomagnetic disturbances. Because of these, short circuits can occur in satellites and power grids can be affected. If their effect is high, they can also put the astronauts in Earth’s orbit at risk.
However, the picture of the solar eclipse sent by the SDO is spectacular. You have rarely seen such a view of a solar eclipse in space.