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Originally posted by ocker
its the Moon... what Moon ?
The satellite is 1.5 million kilometers from earth that is four times the distance of our moon.
Some consider SDO to be a follow-on mission to the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).[
After launch, the spacecraft was placed into an orbit around the earth with an initial perigee of about 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi). SDO will undergo a series of orbit-raising maneuvers which will adjust its orbit until the spacecraft reaches its planned circular, geosynchronous orbit at an altitude of 36,000 kilometres (22,000 mi), at 102° W longitude, inclined at 28.5°.
Originally posted by NWOnoworldorder
i sed SOHO not sdo...yes the moon whatever was captured on sdo, but its not on soho, which i have now discovered, i believe it is the moon, now that i know about the sdo, and its inclination which would explain why the moon looked to be on an eliptical orbit when in fact its just the tilt of the telescope....also with sdo being closer to earth thean soho that would explain why it cant be seen on soho...i get it....its the moon ok
Originally posted by indianajoe77
Its been explained in a number of threads that what you are seeing is a filter on the satellite making an adjustment, hence the "brightness" then back to normal look of the sun.