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Incredible Nasa footage shows ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse captured from space

NASA has revealed what the Moon looks like during a solar eclipse from a whole new fiery angle.

New footage shows an epic ring of fire as our close neighbour passes in front of the Sun.


The latest solar eclipse created a ‘ring of fire’ effectCredit: JAXA/NASA/Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Billions had a chance to see a partial solar eclipse last week, which ranged from 15 percent to 85 percent coverage depending on where you are.

But if you missed it, fear not, as Nasa has shown the eclipse from a completely different view point up in space.

The international Hinode satellite used its X-ray Telescope to capture the remarkable moment.

It videoed three passages of the Moon eclipsing the Sun on October 25.

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The moment left a ring of fire around the edges, as the Sun’s bright burning surface fights to remain visible.

Hinode is actually there to look at the magnetic fields of the Sun, in hope of understanding more about what powers the solar atmosphere and drives solar eruptions.

It was launched into space way back in September 2006.

The mission is a joint project led by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, with help from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the European Space Agency (ESA), the UK Space Agency and Nasa.

The latest partial solar eclipse was visible from Europe, the Middle East, as well as some parts of Africa and Asia.

According to, the next total solar eclipse will happen on 20 April, 2023.

But this will only be visible from South/East Asia, Australia, the Pacific, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.

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Unfortunately, the UK will have a long wait until the next total eclipse – the next one isn’t due to be seen from there until September 23, 2090.

There will be a partial one visible from most of Europe in October 2023 though.

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