In a wonderful stroke of celestial luck, Mars rover Curiosity was able to observe a partial solar eclipse.
There goes the sun, but it's all right... it's just our big ol' Earth getting in the way of SDO's view again!
Even if you weren't in Australia in November of 2012, you can still see the last total eclipse until 2015!
The cooling effect of the moon's shadow can cause atmospheric waves that travel about 100 meters (328 feet) per second.
The Universe has no regard for nations, race or religion. We can all unite to celebrate the passage of a small planet across the face of a star. Our star.