NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spotted the Moon’s Shadow on Earth During Recent 2024 Eclipse | UAP

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On April 8, 2024, North Americans watched as the Moon passed in front of the Sun, in a stunning full eclipse that captured the public’s fascination.

Part of what made the eclipse so significant is the fact that full totality, where the entire Sun is blocked from view for observers who are directly beneath the Moon’s “path of totality”, is extremely rare. Generally, full totality is only seen when eclipses are observed from the North and South Poles.

Because of this, some U.S. states hadn’t experienced eclipse totality in more than 200 years. In Ohio, for instance, the last time full totality was reached had been in 1806.

However, while the eclipse was offering a rare astronomical spectacle for viewers on the ground in North America, close to 238,869 miles away from its position in orbit around the Moon, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) had an entirely different view of the eclipse. The best part is, it also managed to capture it on film.

The Moon’s shadow, or umbra, can be seen as the darkened region near the upper right portion of the Earth in the image above, obtained by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 8, 2024 (credit: NASA).

In a statement issued on Monday, NASA said the LRO’s camera suite was successfully positioned through a rapid rotation of the lunar orbiting satellite, allowing it to obtain a…


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