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Twitter users with an interest in outer space had a field day with memes on Friday after a post from NASA showed the moon briefly passing over a portion of the sun from the view of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

NASA described the phenomena as a “photobomb.”

“The lunar transit lasted about 45 minutes, between 3:41 and 4:25 p.m. EDT, with the Moon covering about 26 percent of the Sun at the peak of its journey,” NASA wrote in a statement.

“The Moon’s shadow obstructs SDO’s otherwise constant view of the Sun, and the shadow’s edge is sharp and distinct since the Moon has no atmosphere which would distort sunlight.”


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Douglas Barclay is the Entertainment Editor at Rare. Follow him on Twitter @douglabarclay17
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