On February 11, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) observed a total solar eclipse from space when the Earth crossed the view. The transit lasted about half an hour and covered the entire face of the sun.
This event marked the beginning of the eclipse season for SDO, and also marked the 8th anniversary of the launch of the mission. The SDO eclipse season is a three-week period that occurs twice a year closer to the equinoxes. At this time, the planet is blocking the review of the observatory by a star for a short time each day. Usually they are short, but in the middle they cover up to 72 minutes.
SDO orbit is designed to maximize the database of our star. But only 2 times a year the planet interferes with this review. The spring eclipse began on February 10 and will end on March 5, 2018.