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Four eclipses in one day

On July 11, 2010, a total solar eclipse took place which on Earth could only be seen from the South Pacific Ocean and Easter Island. From the dawn-dusk orbit in which PROBA2 resides, the totality could not be seen, but the spacecraft did cross the lunar shadow path four times. As a result, SWAP and LYRA registered four partial eclipses in five hours time. Enjoy the spectacle in the SWAP movie below.

See online : SWAP eclipse movie