01/30/2014 10:19 EST | Updated 04/01/2014 05:59 EDT

Lunar transit images show moon eclipsing sun

A lunar transit event was underway this morning, showing the moon making a 2.5-hour advance across the sun and creating an eclipse that can only be viewed from space.

Fortunately, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellitewais able to catch some of the celestial light show, which began around 8:30 a.m. ET and was due to finish around 11 a.m.

The SDO is able to see the partial eclipse in extreme ultraviolet light. Versions of the images converted to wavelengths humans can see were posted online.

This event happens a few times a year, but the images are spectacular. You can view more of them on NASA's website.