A NASA space satellite has captured a rare double eclipse from space. The unusual phenomenon happens when both the earth and the moon cross into the path of the sun. NASA ‘s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) caught the moment on film, as both shadows passed over the sun in the early morning of September 1, briefly blocking the satellite’s view.

The footage shows the earth passing across the face of the sun first, before the moon then obscures the sun. The two celestial bodies are distinguishable thanks to their distinctly different shadows – the earth’s is fuzzy, while the moon’s shadow is crisp and distinct. READ MORE