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8 incredible images of lunar eclipses

July 24, 2012, 6:20 p.m.
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Photo: NASA

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At last, the sun and the moon

What does an eclipse look like from space? This photo, shot with the help of extreme ultraviolet light, shows our moon creating a partial eclipse of the sun. The image was taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), on Oct. 7, 2010, as a dark new moon passed directly between SDO and the sun. Astronomers note that between 2000 BCE through 3000 CE, there are and will be 7,718 partial and total eclipses of the moon. There will be two eclipses in 2012 — one that already occurred on June 4 and one on Nov. 28 — when most of the planet will be treated to an obscured moon. Put it on your calendar and keep your eye on the skies.