solar eclipse photo from NASA
“Super Flower Blood Moon” rises over the Pacific Ocean in Sydney, Australia on May 26, 2021

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NASA’s new solar eclipse photos rule
NASA’s senior photographer Bill Ingalls didn’t think the weather would cooperate.

It did.

On Thursday morning, Ingalls captured stunning pictures of the partial solar eclipse on the U.S. East Coast from Arlington, Virginia. These include the eclipsed sun rising next to the iconic Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between Earth and the sun — but these planetary bodies aren’t lined up evenly. When this happens, only part of the moon blocks light from the sun, giving the sun a sort of crescent appearance.

(During a total eclipse, the moon completely blocks the sun, darkening the world for people with the superb opportunity to stand completely inside the moon’s shadow.)

In Photos: Second-Shortest ‘Blood Moon’ Of The Century Dazzles World And Sets Up ‘Ring Of Fire’ Eclipse Of The Sun
Did you see the “Blood Moon?” From Hawaii and Australia to the west coast of the U.S. the full Moon was turned a dark reddish color by Earth’s shadow on May 26, 2021 as a total lunar eclipse struck.

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Image courtesy NASA and ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES

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