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Most of all, evolution seems fond of using moonlight as mood lighting: Many species of all shapes and sizes use the moon’s ghostly irradiance, and its 29.5-day waxing and waning, to cue various phases of reproduction.
That was a problem for the U.S. federal research facility Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which needed something that could carry lots of equipment to measure solar irradiance, three-dimensional windspeed, and analyze air particulates.
On Thursday afternoon, the SDO saw something much more simple than solar irradiance fluctuations or extreme ultraviolet variability — the moon blocking out the sun in a solar eclipse only visible from the satellite.
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