The satellite observes solar emissions that act as warning signs of solar flares, which can cause blackouts on Earth, and captured a filament erupting at the northwestern limb near the pole once the moon disappeared.
The moon moved in front of the sun, blocking the blazing surface with a dark silhouette during an eclipse only visible in space.
The early warning given when SUVI observes a solar eruption comes at least 15 hours before the associated CME arrives at Earth. .
The moon seemed to come out of nowhere. An image of the moon blocking part of the sun was shared on Twitter, where one user said, 'the moon looks like it is taking a bite out of the sun'.
The large, red moon was seen over New York City, Washington DC, Virginia and other parts of the US until it returned to its silvery color about two hours later
The satellite observes solar emissions that act as warning signs of solar flares, which can cause blackouts on Earth, but the sun activity captured during the photobombing is deemed low
The entire eclipse unfolded over nearly six hours as the moon gradually edged into the Earth's paler outer shadow, its 'penumbra,' then entered the Earth's darker inner shadow, or 'umbra,' before reaching totality and eventually emerging from the other side